The mysterious "Brick Moron", caught and executed in Chicago, rampaged pointlessly through two cities, using a different name in each. The first brick killing took place in Chicago in 1936, when a young cocktail waitress was beaten in the hotel room where she lived with her 7 year old son. The killer scrawled, "Black Legion Game" in lipstick on the dressing-table mirror. And he left a beautiful set of fingerprints which showed that he was Robert Nixon, an 18 year old black delinquent. But Nixon had vanished. In LA, a young black man called Thomas Crosby started amassing a record, with arrests for purse snatching and suspicion of auto theft. A brick-murderer also began working in the city. He killed twice in March, and again in Arpil. All victims were woman killed in their own homes, with the last victim's 12 year old daughter also battered to death. The clumsy stupidity ot these pointless killings led to assassin being dubbed 'The Brick Moron'. Mrs. Florence May Johnson, a fireman's wife in Chicago, was killed with a brick. Soon after that , Chicago police picked up Nixon, and it was not long before he confessed. The police learned about the brick killings in LA and exchanged fingerprints. They confirmed that Nixon and Crosby were the same person. He was tried in Chicago and executed.
How would you like to be remembered for eternity as " THE BRICK MORON"?
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 01:53 PM
I wonder if he carried around his own brick or if there were just bricks of opportunity lying around when he decided to commit murder. I can think of less cumbersome murder weapons to lug around with me. What a moron!
Yes, it's strange. After reading the article again, I'm assuming he brought his own brick(s). I can't imagine every victim having a brick laying around the house. Unless it's a doorstop or something. Although bringing one's own brick shows some forethought. Ugh.
The clumsy stupidity ot these pointless killings led to assassin being dubbed 'The Brick Moron'.
Which makes me think I may be giving him too much credit for intelligence to bring his own brick!