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.
Dec 14, 2015
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 By Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 14-20) in crime history – Mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut elementary school (December 14, 2012); Nazi Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for war crimes (December 15, 1961); Federal Judge Robert Vance was killed by...
Dec 7, 2015
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 By Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 7-13) in crime history – Colin Ferguson killed six and wounded 19 on a Long Island commuter train (December 7, 1993); First execution by lethal injection in Texas (December 7, 1982); John Lennon was murdered (December 8,...
Nov 23, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry This week (November 23-29) in crime history – Robert Stroud, the Birdman of Alcatraz was released from solitary confinement (November 23, 1959); Billy the Kid was born (November 23, 1859); Ira member Thomas McMahon was sentenced for...
Nov 16, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry This week (November 16-22) in crime history – Serial killer Ed Gein murdered his final victim (November 16, 1957); Washington DC sniper John Muhammad was convicted (November 17, 2004); Socialite Barbara Baekeland was murdered by her son (...
Nov 9, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry This week (November 9-15) in crime history – John List murdered his family then disappeared (November 9, 1971); Louise Woodward, a British au pair had her murder conviction reduced to manslaughter (November 10, 1997); Corpse is unearthed...
Nov 2, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry This week (November 2-8) in crime history – Gwendolyn Graham was sentenced for the murder of 5 nursing home residents in Michigan (November 2, 1989); South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated (November 2, 1963); Serial...
Oct 19, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry This week (October 19-25) in crime history – John DeLorean was arrested for drug dealing (October 19, 1982); 2 Live Crew members were acquitted of obscenity charges (October 20, 1990); A bomb exploded at the LA Times building (October 21...
Oct 5, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry This week (October 5 -11) in crime history – The Dalton gang attempted final bank robbery (October 5, 1892); Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated (October 6, 1981); The Reno brothers committed first train robbery in the U.S. (...
Sep 21, 2015
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By Michael Thomas BarryThis week (September 21-27) in crime history – Benedict Arnold committed treason (September 21, 1780); The Midtown Stabber claimed first victim (September 22, 1980); President Ford escaped second assassination attempt (September 22, 1975); Billy the Kid...
Sep 14, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (September 14-20) in crime history – President William McKinley succumbed to wounds suffered in assassination (September 14, 1901); Bomb explodes at Birmingham church killing four girls (September 15, 1963); Aaron Alexis...

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