Bonnie & Clyde's Bullets

The Case:

Could five .45 caliber bullets owned by a woman in a small Wisconsin town be responsible for the demise of the notorious Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow?

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two young lovers on a crime spree in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Their exploits made front page news nationwide, and as they robbed their way across states making fools of bankers and lawmen, the fugitive couple captured the imagination of ordinary people struggling to survive. It all came to a violent end in a 1934 deluxe Ford V-8 on May 23, 1934, when the law finally caught up with them.

The History Detectives travel to key cities throughout the country in an attempt to link the bullets to the murderous twosome.

Along the way, they chat with various experts and run extensive ballistics tests.

Are these really the bullets that ended one of the most infamous crime-sprees in American history?

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