St. Valentines Day Massacre

‘Graphic’ long-lost autopsy reports of the Al Capone’s Valentine’s Day massacre

Long-forgotten autopsy reports written after the 1929 Valentine’s Day Massacre have been unearthed – and have given a new account of one of Chicago’s bloodiest crimes.

The files, which also include inquest transcripts, were tucked away in a metal file cabinet in a Cook County government warehouse, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

They describe in detail the injuries sustained by the seven men who died that day, gunned down by a group of gangsters dressed as police officers. Five of them worked for George ‘Bugs’ Moran, a gangster and Al Capone’s rival.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is dreadful, lets hope arrests are made very soon.

  • A blogger called Kathy Shaidle wrote something along the lines of: Why is it a big deal if a bunch of gangsters kill a few other gangsters?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      A blogger named Kathy Shaidle?
      That’s pretty rude of you to be using BCF to promote another blogger.

      I used to think that too about gangsters killing gangsters, and although I welcome their mutual destruction, it usually does bring about other unforeseen consequences such as when one group of gangsters gets really really good at killing.
      Breeding a professional ‘murderer class’ has some social downsides too, but I’m sure you would already know that, being an international assassin and all that.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        This week end my tongue is firmly in my gin and tonic ed cheek.
        Tomorrow night it’s back to beer.
        Cha cha loco.

  • THAT’S the Chicago way!

  • JoKeR

    Is this your way to wish us all a Happy Valentine’s Day?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Moran’s immediate reaction to the massacre was, “Only Capone kills like that.”

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      He didn’t live long enough for the Clinton machine.