The “Crime of the Century” is generally recognised as the kidnapping and murder of American hero Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old infant son on March 1, 1932. It was hard for the country to believe that one of the world’s most recognised and beloved man would experience one of a parent’s worst nightmare. Charles Jr. was taken from his crib by an intruder who claimed a ladder into his bedroom at the family home. A ransom note was found about two miles from the home in a wooded area. The infant’s skull was fractured. He was killed on the night he was kidnapped. Mr. Lindbergh identified his remains from a birth defect in one of his son’s toes which had been surgically corrected. Richard Hauptmann, a 35-year-old illegal German immigrant who worked as a carpenter was the kidnapper and murderer. After a spectacularly detailed five-week trial, he was convicted, and was electrocuted on April 3, 1936, at New Jersey’s Trenton State Prison.