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Clyde Champion Barrow (Clyde Chestnut Barrow)

Clyde Champion Barrow (Clyde Chestnut Barrow)
March 24, 1909 - May 23, 1934

Along with his girlfriend, Bonnie Parker, Barrow led a gang that committed crimes throughout the Southwest and Midwest. Bonnie and Clyde were looked down upon by most desperadoes due to their low-level targets (such as grocery stores and gas stations) and lack of professionalism. The impulsive, trigger-happy Barrow was responsible for at least 12 murders, several kidnappings of civilians and police officers and one deadly prison escape. The duo died in a police ambush on a country road in Louisiana.

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