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Mike Tyson is convicted of raping beauty pageant contestant - 1992
Feb 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Mike Tyson

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 10, 1992, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is found guilty of raping 18-year-old beauty-pageant contestant Desiree Washington. The following month, Tyson was given a 10-year prison sentence, with four years suspended.

Adolph Coors III is kidnapped - 1960
Feb 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Adolph Coors III

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 9, 1960, Adolph Coors disappears while driving to work from his Morrison, Colorado, home. The grandson of the Coors' founder and chairman of the Golden Colorado Brewing Company was kidnapped and held for ransom before being shot to death.

First execution by lethal gas in U.S. - 1924
Feb 8, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Gas Chamber

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 8, 1924, the first execution by lethal gas in American history is carried out in Carson City, Nevada. The executed man was Tong Lee, a member of a Chinese gang who was convicted of murdering a rival gang member.

DNA evidence helps solve murder - 1968
Feb 7, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 7, 1968, Bernard Josephs returns to his house in Bromley, England, and finds his wife Claire lying under their bed, her throat slashed and severed to the spine. Defensive wounds to her hands appeared to be caused by a serrated knife. No weapon was found at the house, and police had no other clues to go on.

Dalton Gang Attempts First Train Robbery - 1891
Feb 6, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Dalton Gang wanted poster

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 6, 1891, members of the Dalton Gang commit their first train robbery in California. Bob, Emmett, and Grat Dalton were only three of Lewis and Adeleine Dalton's 10 sons. The brothers grew up on a succession of Oklahoma and Kansas homesteads during the post-Civil War period, when the region was awash in violence lingering from the war and notorious outlaw bands like the James-Younger Gang.

Byron Beckwith is convicted of the assassination of Civil Rights leader Medger Evers - 1994
Feb 5, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Byron Beckwith

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 5, 1994, Byron de la Beckwith is convicted of the assassination of civil rights leader Medger Evers. The assassination had taken place 31 years earlier, ending the lengthiest murder case in American history. Evers was gunned down in the driveway of his Jackson, Mississippi, home while his wife, Myrlie, and the couple's small children were inside waiting for their father.

Australian heiress Janie Shepherd is abducted - 1977
Feb 4, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Janie Shepherd newspaper clipping

by Michael Thomas Barry

Australian heiress Janie Shepherd, the stepdaughter of the former chairman of BP Australia, John Darling was abducted and murdered by David Lashley on the night of February 4, 1977 in West London.  Lashley, a 50-year-old West Indian with a psychopathic hatred of white women, worked as a driver, had an obsession with blondes and raped or indecently assaulted six others between 1969 and 1977.

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