Michael Thomas Barry

Apr 10, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 10, 1919, Emiliano Zapata, a leader of the Mexican Revolution, is ambushed and shot to death in Morelos by government forces. Born a peasant in 1879, Zapata was forced into the Mexican army in 1908 following...
Apr 9, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 9, 1881, outlaw Billy the Kid was found guilty of murdering the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico and sentenced to death. There is no doubt that Billy the Kid did indeed shoot the sheriff, though he had...
Apr 8, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry On this date in crime history – April 8, 2005, Eric Rudolph plead guilty to a series of bombings, including the fatal bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, in order to avoid the death penalty. He later cited his anti-abortion and anti-homosexual views...
Apr 7, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 7, 1994, Rwandan forces kill 10 Belgian peacekeepers in an effort to discourage international intervention in their genocide that had begun only hours earlier. In less than three months, Hutu extremists who...
Apr 5, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry  On this date in crime history – April 5, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for conspiring to transmit atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. The Rosenberg case began with the arrest of Klaus Fuchs, a German-born and U.S.-...
Apr 4, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr., was shot to death at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. A single shot fired by James Earl Ray from over 200 feet away struck King in the neck. He died an hour later at St...
Apr 3, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 3, 1882, Jesse James, one of America's most notorious outlaws, was shot to death by Robert Ford, a member of his gang. James was born in Clay County, Missouri in 1847. During the Civil War, he...
Apr 2, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history - April 2, 1992, mob boss John Gotti, nicknamed “The Teflon Don,” was found guilty of 13 counts of murder and racketeering charges. In the wake of the conviction, the assistant director of the FBI’s New...
Apr 1, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 1, 1984, R & B singer Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father. At the peak of his career, Gaye was known as the Prince of Motown and was the voice behind hits such as "How Sweet It Is (To...
Mar 31, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in in crime history – March 31, 1995, Mexican-American pop star Selena was shot and killed by her former fan club president. She was born Selena Quintanilla-Perez in Lake Jackson, Texas on April 16. 1971. Selena grew up in...

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