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.
Jul 28, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week (July 28-August 3) in crime history; New York serial killer “Son of Sam" claims first victims (July 29, 1976); King Umberto I of Italy was assassinated (July 29, 1900); Jesse Timmendequas was charged with murdering Megan Kanka...
Jul 14, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry What happened during this week (July 14-20) in crime history:   Billy the Kid was shot to death by Pat Garrett (July 14, 1881); Richard Speck murdered 8 student nurses in Chicago (July14, 1966); Old west gunslinger Johnny Ringo...
Jul 7, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   What happened on this week July 14-20, in crime history. Mary Surratt and the other Lincoln assassination conspirators were executed (July 7, 1865); Terrorists attack the London transit system (July 7, 2005); Warren Earp, the youngest...
Jun 30, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry What happened on this week June 30-July 6 in crime history: NBA star Kobe Bryant was accused of sexual assault (July 1, 2003); old west gunslinger Clay Allison died in freak wagon accident (July 1, 1887); President James A. Garfield was shot (...
Jun 23, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week in crime history – June 23-29: Klaus Fuchs, Soviet spy was released from a British prison (June 23, 1959); Yale professor David Gelernter was injured by a bomb sent by the Unabomber (June 24, 1993); Congress passes the Mann...
Jun 18, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   How many more tragedies must we endure before stricter gun control laws are enacted? Since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting on December 14, 2013 which took the lives of 20 children and 6 adult school workers there have been 74 school...
Jun 16, 2014
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 by Michael Thomas Barry What happened on this week in crime history, June 16 – June 22; SLA member Kathleen Ann Soliah was arrested after 20 years on the run (June 16, 1999); Watergate burglars were arrested (June 17, 1972); O.J. Simpson was arrested after his infamous...
Jun 9, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week in crime history- Heidi Fleiss, the “Hollywood Madam” was arrested (June 9, 1993); first Salem witch trial hangings (June 10, 1692); mobster Henry Hill was born (June 11, 1943); Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were...
Jun 2, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   What happened on this week in crime history June 2-8; Serial Killer Leonard Lake was arrested (June 2, 1985); Joran van der Sloot was arrested for murder in Chile (June 3, 2010); Jonathan Pollard admits to selling military secrets to...
May 27, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week in crime history - May 27-June 1; Explorer Jedediah Smith was murdered by Comanche’s on the Santa Fe Trail (May 27, 1831); Writer R. Foster Winans’ conviction for securities fraud was upheld on appeal (May 28, 1986);...

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