Michael Thomas Barry

Award winning author Michael Thomas Barry was born and raised in the Chicago area and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Criminal Justice and History from Cal State Fullerton. He also holds a post graduate degree in legal assistantship from the University of California, Irvine. Michael has worked as a sworn Peace Officer for the County of Orange, civil litigation paralegal, and regional asset prevention manager.
Jan 19, 2015
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  by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (January 19-25) in crime history – President Ford pardoned Tokyo Rose (January 19, 1977); Klaus Barbie, “The Butcher of Lyons” was arrested in Bolivia (January 19, 1983); Iran Hostage Crisis ended (January 20, 1981); Carl...
Jan 12, 2015
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  by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (January 12-18) in crime history – Malcolm X’s daughter was arrested for conspiracy to kill Louis Farrakhan (January 12, 1995); Doc Barker was killed while attempting to escape prison (January 13, 1939); Old West lawman...
Jan 5, 2015
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  by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (January 5-11) in crime history – United Mine Worker’s murders (January 5, 1970); Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked (January 6, 994); Suzanne Degnan was kidnapped from her Chicago area home (January 7, 1946);...
Dec 29, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 29-January 4) in crime history – London’s “Railway Rapists” commits first murder (December 29, 1985); Rasputin was murdered (December 30, 1916); John Salvi goes on murderous rampage at two Massachusetts abortion...
Dec 22, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 22-28) in crime history – Serial killer John Wayne Gacy confessed to killing over two dozen men and young boys (December 22, 1978); Bernie Goetz shot four black men in the New York Subway (December 22, 1984); French...
Dec 15, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 15-21) in crime history – Singer John Brown began serving prison term for assault and other crimes (December 15, 1988); Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for war crimes (December 15, 1961); Federal Judge Robert...
Dec 8, 2014
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 by Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 8-14) in crime history – John Lennon was murdered (December 8, 1980); Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped (December 10, 1963); Bernie Madoff was arrested for masterminding a Ponzi scheme (December 11, 2008); Singer Sam Cooke...
Dec 1, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 1-7) in crime history – Russian revolutionary Sergey Kirov was murdered (December 1, 1934); Defense presents case in the Hamptons Murder trial (December 1, 2004); Rape trial of William Kennedy Smith began (...
Nov 24, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (November 24-30) in crime history – Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald (November 24, 1963); FBI crime lab opened (November 24, 1932); DB Cooper hijacked plane then disappeared (November 24, 1971); Vigilantes in San Jose,...
Nov 17, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (November 17-23) in crime history – Wealthy socialite Barbara Baekland was stabbed to death in London (November 17, 1972); D.C. Sniper John Muhammad was convicted (November 17, 2003); Mass suicide at Jonestown (November 18, 1978...

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