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 16, 2013
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Jeffrey MacDonaldby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 16, 1979, Jeffrey MacDonald's murder trial begins in North Carolina. He was accused of the murder of his wife and children which had occurred in 1970. Captain MacDonald, an army doctor stationed at Fort Bragg, made an emergency...
Jul 15, 2013
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John Christieby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 15, 1953, John Christie, one of England's most notorious killers, is executed. Four months earlier, on March 25th, police discovered the bodies of four women in a West London apartment. Christie, who used to live at the house, was...
Jul 13, 2013
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John Paul Marat is murdered by Charlotte Cordayby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 13, 1793, Jean Paul Marat, one of the most outspoken leaders of the French Revolution, is stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday, a Royalist sympathizer. Originally a doctor, Marat founded...
Jul 12, 2013
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Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, aka the Moors Murderersby Michael Thomas BarryOn 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...
Jul 11, 2013
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Colton Harris-Mooore aka The Barefoot Banditby Michael Thomas BarryOn 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...
Jul 10, 2013
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"Buckskin" Frank Leslieby Michael Thomas BarryOn 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...
Jul 9, 2013
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Michael Stoneby Michael Thomas BarryOn 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...
Jul 8, 2013
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Francis Gary Powersby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 8, 1960, CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage by the Soviet Union. Powers' indictment signaled a massive setback in the peace process between the United States and the Soviet Union. By 1960, the 31-year-old...
Jul 7, 2013
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Mary Surrattby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 7, 1865, Mary Surratt is executed by the U.S. government for her role as a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Surratt, who owned a tavern in Surrattsville, Maryland, had to convert her row house in Washington, D.C., into a...
Jul 6, 2013
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George "Bugs" Moranby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 6, 1946, FBI agents arrest George "Bugs" Moran in Ohio for robbing a bank messenger. Moran was at one point, one of the biggest organized crime figures in America, by the time of his arrest he had been reduced to small bank...

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