Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Ten handsome portraits of Old West gunslingers

Today’s criminals just don’t seem to have that same sepia-hued aura of elegance as these notorious outlaws and lawmen.

Bonnie & Clyde: Romeo and Juliet in a getaway car

On May 6, 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met with their families for what would be the last time. She gave her mother a poem called The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, and asked that her mother not say anything "ugly" about Clyde after the outlaw couple had gone to their violent deaths.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Cassidy was freed from prison in Wyoming on January 19, 1896, and began gathering a new gang of outlaws that would be called The Wild Bunch, headed by butch and his right-hand man Elza Lay, the group would soon be joined by non-other than Cassidy’s notorious partner in crime Harry Longabaugh, aka the Sundance Kid.

VIDEO: Bonnie and Clyde Death Car After the Last Car Chase

A unique perspective from an amateur videographer, who shot the crime scene after outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow reached the end of their road to ruin and infamy.

Today in Crime History: The End of Bonnie and Clyde

On May 23, 1943, iconic outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police.

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