Infamous Ma Barker house for sale in Florida

10:34 AM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
A Florida house notorious for the longest gun battle in FBI history and even the subject of a Hollywood movie is up for sale almost 80 years later.
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OCKLAWAHA, Florida (AP) - The central Florida house known as the Ma Barker hideout, site of the longest shootout in FBI history, is up for sale.

The two-story house was slated to be auctioned in October and drew international attention, but the event was canceled when agents said their clients were cool to the $1 million starting bid. It's now listed at $889,000.

The house was made famous in 1935 when fugitive gangster Fred Barker and his mother, Kate "Ma" Barker, were killed in a shootout with the FBI. Ma Barker had been labeled Public Enemy No. 1 by the federal government for a spree of murders, kidnappings and robberies throughout the Midwest.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the sale will include FBI documents, maps from the shootout, and photographs showing the bodies.

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