Michael Thomas Barry

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...
Mar 29, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history - March 29, 1971, Lt. William L. Calley is found guilty of premeditated murder by a U.S. Army court-martial at Fort Benning, Georgia. Calley, a platoon leader, had led his men in a massacre of 200...
Mar 28, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry On this date in crime history - March 28, 1814, the funeral of Joseph-Ignance Guillotin, the namesake but not the inventor of the infamous execution device, takes place outside of Paris, France. Guillotin, a member of the General Assembly had what he...
Mar 27, 2014
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By Michael Thomas Barry On March 27, 1905, neighbors discover the badly bludgeoned bodies of Thomas and Ann Farrow in their South London shop. Thomas was already dead, but Ann was still breathing, but died four days later without regaining consciousness. The brutal crime...

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