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Festnahme des mutmasslichen Entfhrers von Barbara Jane Mackle, Gary Steven Krist in Florida durch Polizei und FBI

- 22.12.1968




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Barbara Jane Mackle, center, her father Robert F. Mackle, right, and her brother Robert Jr., hurry from the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Ga., May 24, 1969. Miss Mackle is expected to testify in the trial of Gary Steven Krist who is charged with kidnapping the 20-year-old Emory University junior and keeping her buried in a plywood box for four days until her father paid $500,000 ransom. She was abducted from a motel hear Atlanta last Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

Barbara Mackle walks arm in arm with her father, Robert Mackle, left, and her physician, Dr. Edward Lauth, from her hospital room to meet with newsmen at Miami Beach, Fla., Dec. 22, 1968. Miss Mackle was kidnapped in Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 17 and later released unharmed after 80-plus hours in captivity. She was not permitted to answer any questions. (AP Photo/Toby Massey)

Kidnap victim Barbara Jane Mackle and her father Robert F. Mackle are all smiles as they met with newsmen in Miami Beach, Fla., Dec. 22, 1968. Miss Mackle was held for 80 hours after being kidnapped in Atlanta, Ga. on Dec. 17. She has been hospitalized since her release but she says she feels fine. (AP Photo/Toby Massey)

Gary Krist, charged by the FBI with the Dec. 17 kidnapping of Barbara Jane Mackle in Atlanta, is led away after his capture in El Jobean, Fla., Dec. 22, 1968 at nearby Hog Island. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier)

The FBI released this poster in Washington, Dec. 20, 1968, saying Gary Steven Krist and Ruth Eisemann Schier are charged by the FBI with kidnapping Barbara Jane Mackle in Atlanta. (AP Photo)

Gary Krist (right) is escorted to court May 20, 1969 in Decatur, Ga., with a notebook under his arm by Sheriff Lamar Martin for the second day of the trial where Krist is being tried on charges of kidnapping of Miami, Fla., heiress Barbara Jane Mackle. (AP Photo)

This is a view of the motel , seen Dec. 17, 1968, from which Barbara Jane Mackle, 20-year-old daughter of a wealthy Florida land developer, was abducted early Tuesday by a youthful gunman and a small accomplice. (AP Photo)

Sheriff deputies carry a coffin-like box into the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Ga., May 23, 1969, where Gary Steven Krist is on trial in the kidnapping of Barbara Jane Mackle. Officers say the box is one in which Miss Mackle was buried alive for four days before FBI agents uncovered it in the woods near Atlanta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

Honduras-born Ruth Eisemann Schier leaves DeKalb County courthouse with a deputy, May, 1969 in Decatur, Georgia. After she pleaded guilty to taking part in the $500,000 ransom kidnaping of college student Barbara Jane Mackle, daughter of a Coral Gables, Fla,. millionaire. She was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. (AP Photo)

Ruth Eisemann Schier and Gary Steven Krist in a photo released on Dec. 20, 1968. They have been charged by the FBI for the kidnapping of Barbara Jane Mackle in Atlanta, USA. (AP Photo/HO)

Wearing a heavy beard, Gary Steven Krist, right, arrives at DeKalb County Courthouse at Decatur, Ga., March 7, 1969, to be arraigned in the kidnapping of Emory University coed Barbara Mackle, 20, of Miami, Fla. last Dec. 1. Sheriff's officers escorting him are unidentified. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

Gary Steven Krist, left, is led into DeKalb County Superior Court at Decatur, Ga., Feb. 7, 1969, to be arraigned on a charge of kidnapping in the December abduction of Barbara Jane Mackle, 20, of Miami, Fla., an Emory University student. At right is an officer. Miss Mackle was found unharmed in a wooden box buried in nearby Gwinnett County after $500,000 ransom was paid by her father, a close friend of President Nixon. (AP Photo)

Ruth Eisemann-Schier, 26, first woman ever to make the FBI’s Most Wanted list, arrives at the courthouse in Decatur, Georgia, March 21, 1969 for arraignment on kidnapping charges. Miss Schier is accused in the December 17 abduction of Barbara Jane Mackle, 20, Emory University student and daughter of a millionaire Florida land developer Miss Schier was working as a carhop in Norman, Okla., when she was arrest on March 5. (AP Photo/LG)

Sheriff Lamar Martin, right, leads the way as a coffin-like box is carried into DeKalb County courthouse, May 23, 1969, where Gary Steven Krist is on trial in the kidnaping of Barbara Jane Mackle in Decatur, Georgia. Officers say the box is the one in which Ms. Mackle was buried alive for four days before FBI agents uncovered it in woods near Atlanta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

Gary Steven Krist, bearded and handcuffed, is brought to a car outside the DeKalb County Jail in Decatur, Ga., May 27, 1969, for a trip to the state penitentiary at Reidsville. Krist was convicted of the kidnaping of Barbara Jane Mackle last Dec. 17 and keeping her buried alive four four days until $500,000 ransom was paid. He received a life sentence. (AP Photo)

Gary Steven Krist, bearded and handcuffed, in background, is shown outside the DeKalb County Jail in Decatur, Ga., May 27, 1969, for a trip to the state penitentiary at Reidsville. Krist was convicted of the kidnaping of Barbara Jane Mackle last Dec. 17 and keeping her buried alive four four days until $500,000 ransom was paid. He received a life sentence. (AP Photo)

Gary Steven Krist, bearded and handcuffed, is placed in a car outside the DeKalb County Jail in Decatur, Ga., May 27, 1969, for a trip to the state penitentiary at Reidsville. Krist was convicted of the kidnaping of Barbara Jane Mackle last Dec. 17 and keeping her buried alive four four days until $500,000 ransom was paid. He received a life sentence. (AP Photo)

Charlotte County Sheriff John Bent, left, and his deputy Maj. Richard McLeod try out the boat used by kidnaper Gary Steven Krist, Sept. 10, 1969 in Punta Gorda, Fla., when he was captured by McLeod with part of the $500,000 ransom paid for kidnaped Barbara Mackle of Coral Gables, Fla., last December. Barbara's father presented the boat to Sheriff Bent for his department's help in capturing Krist, who is serving a life term in a Georgia prison. (AP Photo)

Ruth Eisemann Schier, right, is escorted by a DeKalb County deputy sheriff as they arrive for the trial of Gary Steven Krist in Decatur, Ga., May 21, 1969. Miss Schier and Krist are charged with kidnapping Barbara Jane Mackle and burying her alive. Miss Mackle, 20-year-old junior at Emory University in Atlanta, was released from her coffin-like box four days later after her father, land developer Robert F. Mackle of Coral Gables, Fla., paid $500,000 ransom. (AP Photo/Joe Holloway Jr.)

Barbara Jane Mackle, 20, appears briefly with her father for pictures at a Miami, Fla., hospital where she is resting, Dec. 23, 1968. Barbara was kidnapped from an Atlanta motel last Tuesday and on Friday was found buried in a box in northern Georgia after her father paid a $500,000 ransom. (AP Photo/Toby Massey)

Kidnapping suspect Gary Steven Krist, his hands handcuffed behind him, is escorted to a waiting police car by DeSoto County Sheriff Frank Kline, center, after he was captured on nearby Hog Island in El Jobean, Fla., Dec. 22, 1968. Krist is charged by the FBI with the kidnapping of Barbara Jane Mackle in Atlanta, Ga.. His accomplice in the kidnapping was his girlfriend Ruth Eisemann-Schier. The Florida highway patrol trooper at left is unidentified. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier)

Gary Steven Krist, center, grimaces in pain as he is driven off by FBI agents to a local hospital in El Jobean, Fla., where he was reported to be suffering from simple exhaustion, Dec. 22, 1968. Krist is charged by with the kidnapping of Barbara Jane Mackle in Atlanta, Ga.. Krist was captured early today on nearby Hog Island. Krist's accomplice in the kidnapping was his girlfriend Ruth Eisemenn-Schier. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier)

Barbara Jane Mackle and her family walk from a building in her first appearance since her kidnaping, Dec. 23, 1968. She was kidnaped from an Atlanta, Georgia, motel last Tuesday and found buried in a coffin-like box in Georgia last Friday. Barbara is resting in a Miami hospital. (AP Photo/Toby Massey)

Tightly handcuffed and closely guarded by FBI men is accused kidnapper Gary Steven Krist as he leaves the hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., where he was arraigned, Dec. 23, 1968. Krist is charged with the kidnapping of Barbara Jane Mackle, who was taken from an motel in Atlanta, Ga. and found buried in a box in north Georgia after her father paid $500,000 ransom. Krist is being held in the Dade County Jail at Miami. Krist's accomplice in the kidnapping was his girlfriend Ruth Eisemann-Schier. (AP Photo)

Ruth Eisemann-Schier, 26, first woman ever to make the FBI’s Most Wanted list, arrives at the courthouse in Decatur, Georgia, March 21, 1969 for arraignment on kidnapping charges. Miss Schier is accused in the December 17 abduction of Barbara Jane Mackle, 20, Emory University student and daughter of a millionaire Florida land developer Miss Schier was working as a carhop in Norman, Okla., when she was arrest on March 5. (AP Photo/LG)

Millionaire Robert F. Mackle, left, of Coral Gables, Fla., walks with aide Billy Vessels as they arrive at the DeKalb County courthouse in Decatur, Ga., to testify in the trial of Gary Steven Krist, who is charged with the Dec. 17 abduction of Mackle's daughter, Barbara Jane, May 22, 1969. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

Robert F. Mackle, a wealthy Coral Gables, Fla., land developer, flashes a smile for photographers as he leaves the DeKalb County courthouse, May 22, 1969 in Decatur, Georgia. He had just finished testifying in the kidnaping trial of Gary Steven Krist, who is charged with the Dec. 17 abduction of Mackle's 20-year-old daughter, Barbara Jane. Mackle told of his delivery of a suitcase containing $500,000 for the release of his daughter who spent four days in a plywood box buried in a secluded wooded area outside Atlanta. (AP Photo)

Barbara Jane Mackle and her father, Robert F. Mackle leave the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Ga., May 23, 1969. Gary Steven Krist is on trial for the ransom kidnaping of Barbara Jane and keeping her buried in a plywood box for four days until her father paid $500,000. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

Police officials enter front unit of the Rodeway Inn, seen Dec. 17, 1968, near Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga., where Barbara Jane Mackle, 20, daughter of a wealthy Florida land developer, was kidnaped in her nightgown early Tuesday morning. Police officials refused to identify the room from which she was abducted, however. (AP Photo)

Police officials enter front unit of the Rodeway Inn, seen Dec. 17, 1968, near Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga., where Barbara Jane Mackle, 20, daughter of a wealthy Florida land developer, was kidnaped in her nightgown early Tuesday morning. Police officials refused to identify the room from which she was abducted, however. (AP Photo)

Two men, one identified as Robert F. Mackle, left, of Coral Gables Fla., and an unidentifed friend of the family, right, enter a room used by the FBI following the abduction Mackle's daughter Barbara Jane Mackle, Dec. 18, 1968. Ms. Mackle, a student at Emory University in Atlanta, was abducted from a suburban motel sickbed by a youthful gunman. (AP Photo)

An FBI agent carries a suitcase to his Miami office, Dec.19, 1968. The suitcase contains an estimated half million dollars, according to police, which was to be used as ransom for kidnaped college student Barbara Jane Mackle. The suitcase, money, and a boat were recovered early today by Miami police officers. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

Barbara Jane Mackle, who was released in Atlanta by kidnapers who had kept her entombed for over 80 hours, is escorted to a private plane by her father Robert Mackle, left, Dec. 20, 1968. Mackle reportedly paid $500,000 ransom for the release of his daughter, an Emory University student, who was kidnaped at gunpoint from a motel near Atlanta. (AP Photo)

Robert Mackle, left, smiles, as he helps his daughter, Barbara Jane, from an automobile at the Atlanta Municipal Airport, Dec. 20, 1968 in Georgia. The 20-year-old student was kidnaped at gunpoint Tuesday from a motel just outside Atlanta. It was reported that the father paid $500,000 in ransom for her return. She was found buried alive in a dark coffin-like box 18 inches underground in a heavily wooded, isolated area northeast of Atlanta. (AP Photo)

Ruth Eisemann-Schier, 26 appears on a FBI wanted poster in Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 1968. Eisemann-Schier and her boyfriend Gary Steven Krist, 23, were charged with kidnapping of land heiress Barbara Jane Mackle. Eisemann-Schier is the first woman to appear on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list. (AP Photo)

Barbara Jane Mackle and her father, Robert Mackle, posed briefly for photographers, Dec. 23, 1968, in Miami, Florida, her first appearance since her kidnaping. She was kidnaped from an Atlanta, Georgia, motel last Tuesday and found buried in a box in Georgia last Friday. Barbara is resting in a Miami hospital. (AP Photo/Toby Massey)

Barbara Jane Mackle is shown Dec. 23, 1968, in Miami, Florida, in her first appearance since her kidnaping from an Atlanta, Georgia, motel last Tuesday. She was found buried in a coffin-like box in Georgia last Friday. (AP Photo/Toby Massey)

This is a picture of an application, seen March 6, 1969, requiring fingerprints, which led to the arrest of Ruth Eisemann Schier in Oklahoma City. Miss Schier is accused of taking part in the kidnaping of Florida heiress Barbara Jane Mackle in Georgia last December. Miss Schier was arrested Wednesday while working as a car hop at a Norman, Okla., drive-in restaurant. The application she filled out under the name Donna Wills was for a nursing attendant job at a state mental hospital at Norman last month. (AP Photo)

Barbara Jane Mackle trims the Christmas tree at her home in Miami, Dec. 18, 1969, one year after she was kidnaped from an Atlanta motel and buried in a coffin-like box for 80 hours. Barbara received Christmas cards from Gary Steven Krist and Ruth Eisemann-Schier, who are serving prison terms in Georgia on convictions in the kidnaping. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

Barbara Jane Mackle trims the Christmas tree at her home in Miami, Dec. 18, 1969, one year after she was kidnaped from an Atlanta motel and buried in a coffin-like box for 80 hours. Barbara received Christmas cards from Gary Steven Krist and Ruth Eisemann-Schier, who are serving prison terms in Georgia on convictions in the kidnaping. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

Gary Steve Krist, center, is shown the way back to his jail cell by officers after two court-appointed attorneys were granted a three week continuation in DeKalb County Superior Court in Decatur, Ga., Feb. 7, 1968. Krist is being arraigned on charges of abducting land heiress Barbara Jane Mackle, 20, of Miami. Krist's girlfriend, Ruth Eisemann-Schier, was his accomplice in the kidnapping. (AP Photo/JH)

This is a section of the front page of the Miami Herald, Dec. 21, 1968 in Miami, Florida, showing the want-ad placed by the Robert Mackle family, indicating a desire to secure the release of their daughter, Barbara Jane, from kidnapers. She was released Friday after the kidnapers got an estimated half million in ransom. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier)

Newsmen and onlookers inspect the hole in which the box which held kidnapped Barbara Jane Mackle was buried, Dec. 21, 1968 in Norcross, Georgia. The Emory University student, daughter of Miami millionaire Robert Mackle, was kidnaped Tuesday morning and returned to her family Friday afternoon. No arrests have been announced by the FBI. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

Newsmen and curious passersby line the narrow trench in a pine forest near Atlanta, Dec. 21, 1968 in Norcross, Georgia. Barbara Jane Mackle apparently spent some 80 hours buried in a box after she was abducted from an Atlanta motel. The coffin-like box was placed in the trench, which is about 3 feet deep, 2 feet wide and 8 feet long. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

Tightly manacled accused kidnaper Gary Steve Krist is escorted from the Lee County General Hospital, Dec. 22, 1968 in Fort Myers, Fla., after he was arraigned on charges of kidnaping Barbara Jane Mackle from an Atlanta, Georgia motel. Escorting Krist is an FBI agent. Krist was taken to the hospital last night suffering from exhaustion and exposure after he was captured on Hog Island on the west coast of Florida. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier)

An FBI agent carries a suitcase to his Miami office, Dec.19, 1968. The suitcase contains an estimated half million dollars, according to police, which was to be used as ransom for kidnaped college student Barbara Jane Mackle. The suitcase, money, and a boat were recovered early today by Miami police officers. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

An FBI agent carries a suitcase to his Miami office, Dec.19, 1968. The suitcase contains an estimated half million dollars, according to police, which was to be used as ransom for kidnaped college student Barbara Jane Mackle. The suitcase, money, and a boat were recovered early today by Miami police officers. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

By LINDSEY WILLIAMS

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“No! No! No! You can’t do this! You’ve got to let me out. Wait! I’ll be good.”

Barbara Mackle pleaded with her kidnappers not to bury her alive.

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