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Frederick 'Freddie' Barker

Frederick "Freddie" Barker
1902? - January 16, 1935

The youngest of the Barker brothers, Freddie led the Barker-Karpis gang along with Alvin Karpis in their Midwest crime spree. Wanted for many robberies, two murders, and two kidnappings, Barker underwent plastic surgery, which did not successfully alter his appearance. Along with his mother, Barker was killed by D.O.I. special agents near Oklawaha, Florida.

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