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 Carl Austin Hall

Carl Austin Hall

Death 18 Dec 1953 (aged 34)
Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Burial Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 23213 · View Source
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Criminal. In 1933, Carl Austin Hall attended the Kemper Military School in Booneville Missouri, with Paul Robert Greenlease, the adopted son of a wealthy Cadillac dealer in Kansas City Missouri. This per chance meeting gave Hall an idea of a big score. On September 18, 1953, Bonnie Heady, Hall's girlfriend kidnapped Robert Cosgrove Greenlease Jr., and a short time later, Carl Austin Hall shot 6 yr old Bobby Greenlease in the head. A $600,000 ransom was collected by Heady and Hall, and they fled to St. Louis Missouri. They were arrested there, Bobby Greenlease's body was recovered, where it had been buried behind Bonnie Heady's house in St. Joseph Missouri. Heady and Hall were tried and convicted, and executed on the 81st day after the kidnapping/murder, in the gas chamber of the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Bio by: Bill Walker

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Austin Hall (1 Jul 1919–18 Dec 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23213, citing Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .