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The Moors Murders begin - 1963
Jul 12, 2013, - 0 Comments

The Moor Murderers

Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, aka the Moors Murderers

by Michael Thomas Barry

On July 12, 1963, sixteen-year-old Pauline Reade is abducted while on her way to a dance near her home in Gorton, England, by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the so-called "Moors Murderers," launching a crime spree that will last for over two years. Reade's body was not discovered until 1987, after Brady confessed to the murder during an interview with reporters while in a mental hospital. The teenager had been sexually assaulted and her throat had been slashed.

Barefoot Bandit is captured - 2010
Jul 11, 2013, - 0 Comments

Harris-Moore

Colton Harris-Mooore aka The Barefoot Bandit

by Michael Thomas Barry

On July 11, 2010, after a two-year manhunt, the infamous “Bare foot bandit” Colton Harris-Moore is arrested following a high-speed boat chase in the Bahamas. Harris-Moore was suspected of stealing an airplane in Indiana and crash-landing it in the Bahamas the week before.

"Buckskin" Frank Leslie murders lover - 1889
Jul 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

Leslie

"Buckskin" Frank Leslie

by Michael Thomas Barry

On July 10, 1889, in a drunken rage, "Buckskin" Frank Leslie murdered his lover, Tombstone prostitute Blonde Mollie Williams. Leslie was an ill-tempered and violent man, especially when he drank. He told conflicting stories about his early life. He sometimes claimed he had been trained in medicine and pharmacy, and he even boasted that he had studied in Europe. Supposedly, he earned the nickname "Buckskin" while working as an Army Scout in the Plains Indian Wars.

America’s Enoch Arden Case
Jul 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

by Robert A. Waters

On May 9, 1962, Daniel Schmidt died on an operating table at Fort Miley Veteran’s Hospital in San Francisco.  The former airman, only 31, expired as doctors performed open heart surgery. 

30,000 prisoners in California are refusing food
Jul 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

July 9, 2013 Libcom

Over 30,000 inmates across California’s vast prison estate have been refusing meals since yesterday morning. A further 2,300 prisoners have refused to attend work or educational classes – claiming they are sick. Prisoners are protesting against the use of a draconian solitary confinement policy that can see prisoners held in solitary for several decades – often with little or no attempt at a justification.

California currently has 10,000 prisoners in solitary confinement, and several dozen who have spent more than 20 years each in solitary.

The protest has been organised by a small group of prisoners held in solitary at Pelican Bay State Prison. They are demanding a 5 year limit on solitary confinement, the right to educational, rehabilitation opportunities, and the right to monthly phone-calls. The organisers have released the following statement:

Family is brutally murdered on outing - 1996
Jul 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Michael Stone

by Michael Thomas Barry

On July 9, 1996, Dr. Lin Russell, her two daughters, Josie and Megan, and their dog, Lucy, are all brutally attacked by a man wielding a hammer on their way home to Nonington Village, Kent, England, after a family outing. Forcing them to sit down in the woods, the attacker blindfolded and tied up his victims, and then bludgeoned them one by one. Nine-year-old Josie was the sole survivor of the vicious assault.

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