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Crime History: Vigilantes string up kidnappers

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On this day, Nov. 26, in 1933, vigilantes in California lynched two men suspected of murdering the heir to a San Jose department store fortune. Brooke Hart, 22, had been abducted two weeks earlier. His family received a $40,000 ransom demand, and soon after, a massive manhunt and some good breaks led to Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes. The men confessed to hitting Hart over the head with a...

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