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Chicago Mobster Dion O'Banion is Murdered - 1924
Nov 10, 2012, - 0 Comments

O'Bannion

Dion O'Bannion

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 10, 1924, Chicago Mobster Dion O'Banion is murderd. He was born on July 8, 1892 in Maroa, Illinois and was an Irish-American bootlegger of the early 1920s, and organized crime boss. O'Banion was the leader of the notorious North Side Gang in Chicago, and was an arch rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone.

John List murders his family - 1971
Nov 9, 2012, - 0 Comments

John List

John List

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 9, 1971, John Emil List murders his entire family in their Westfield, New Jersey home. Though police quickly identified List as the most likely suspect in the murders, it took 18 years for them to locate him and close the case.

Life sentence in Ariz attack that wounded Giffords
Nov 8, 2012, - 0 Comments

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, partially blind, her right arm paralyzed and limp, came face to face Thursday with the man who tried to kill her last year, standing beside her husband as he spoke of her struggles to recover from being shot in the head.

"Her life has been forever changed. Plans she had for our family and her career have been immeasurably altered," said astronaut Mark Kelly, both he and his wife staring at the shooter inside a packed courtroom. "Every day is a continuous struggle to do those things she once was so good at."

Jared Lee Loughner, 24, was then ordered to serve seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years in federal prison for the January 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Giffords, outside a grocery store in Tucson, Ariz.

Woman Narrowly Escapes Serial Killer Ted Bundy - 1974
Nov 8, 2012, - 0 Comments

Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 8, 1974, Carol DaRonch, narrowly escaped being abducted by serial killer Ted Bundy in Salt Lake City, Utah. DaRonch had been shopping at a mall when a man claiming to be a police detective told her that there was an attempted theft of her car and she needed to file a police report.

3 strikes law reformed, fewer harsh sentences
Nov 7, 2012, - 0 Comments

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