UMKC School of Law

I told you at that time that I would prove by this report that Loeb had committed major crimes, four of them, that he would not even tell his lawyers about, that he would not tell the doctors about, and they concluded that it was a bad thing to make inquiry about; that Leopold knew about these; and that Loeb was afraid of Leopold; that he contemplated killing him so that he would not be in his power. I told Your Honor, and I have no desire to repeat it, the use that Leopold made of that information, and the method in which he blackmailed Loeb.

Now, let us see what the evidence is on that. "‘[Loeb] and his associate were on very intimate terms, but [Loeb] stated that his associate often stated that he would never entirely trust [him], since the time the associate had found the patient was taking unfair financial advantage of him." Or, in other words, that he did not have the honor that is supposed to exist among thieves. "In a way, I have always been sort of afraid of him. He intimidated me by threatening to expose me"--A, B, C and D. "He intimidated me by threatening to expose me, and I could not stand it."

"I could not stand it. I had often thought of the possibility of shooting him." And again, on page 123, Your Honor:

"He often contemplated shooting his associate when they were out together and they had the associate's revolvers along. He thought of pointing the revolver at his associate and shooting him. ‘The idea of murdering a fellow, especially alone, I don't think I could have done it. If I could have snapped my fingers and made him pass away in a heart attack, I would have done it.'"