Michael Thomas Barry

May 12, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   What happened during this week in crime history: May 12 – Body of Lindbergh baby was found (1932); May 13 – Pope John Paul II was shot (1981); May 15 – Second Vigilante Committee was formed in San Francisco (1856); May 16 – Voltaire was...
May 8, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – May 8, 1988, Stella Nickell is convicted on two counts of murder by a Seattle, Washington, jury. She was the first person to be found guilty of violating the Federal Anti-Tampering Act after putting cyanide in...
May 7, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – May 7, 1896, H. H. Holmes, one of America's first serial killers, was hanged in Philadelphia. Although his criminal exploits were just as extensive and occurred during the same time period as Jack the...
May 6, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – May 6, 2013, three women are rescued from a Cleveland, Ohio, house where they had been imprisoned for many years by their abductor, 52-year-old Ariel Castro, an unemployed bus driver. The women, Michelle...
May 5, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history - May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a criminal rather than a political prisoner by British authorities. His death...
May 2, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – May 2, 1972, after nearly five decades as director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover dies, leaving the powerful government agency without the administrator who had been largely responsible for its existence and...
Apr 30, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 30, 1867, western lawman Burton C. Mossman was born in Aurora, Illinois. Little is known about Mossman's childhood in Illinois, though he apparently learned to be self-reliant and resourceful at a...
Apr 29, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 29, 1992, four Los Angeles police officers are acquitted in the Rodney King beating case. Hours after the verdicts were announced, outrage and protest turned to violence, as rioters in south-central...
Apr 28, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 28, 1789, the HMS Bounty was seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the master's mate. Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters were set adrift in a small, open boat, and the...
Apr 26, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth was killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Twenty-six-year-old Booth was one of the most famous...

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