Today in True Crime History: January 2

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1935 — The trial of Bruno Hauptmann for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby begins. He was executed in 1936.

1979 — Sid Vicious is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungeon. While out on bail, he died of an overdose.

1996 — Lauretha Vaird, a police officer, is shot and killed during a bank robbery in Philadelphia.

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