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Jury begins deliberations in Susan Polk murder trial - 2006
Jun 13, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Susan Polk

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 13, 2006, jurors began deliberations in the trial of Susan Polk, 48, for the October 2002 murder of her psychotherapist husband Felix Polk, 70, in a poolside cottage at the couple's Orinda, California home. Felix was stabbed and cut 27 times and had suffered blunt force trauma to the head. 

Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers is assassinated - 1963
Jun 12, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Medgar Evers

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 12, 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is shot to death in the driveway outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith.

Mobster Henry Hill was born - 1943
Jun 11, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Henry Hill

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 11, 1943, mobster Henry Hill was born in New York City. His life of crime was chronicled in the 1986 book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family and the 1990 film Goodfellas. Hill’s underworld exploits included participating in the headline-making $5.8-million heist at the Lufthansa cargo terminal at New York City’s JFK International Airport in 1978. It was the largest recorded cash robbery in American history at the time. 

Bridget Bishop is the first to be hanged during the Salem Witch Trials - 1692
Jun 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Salem Witch Trials

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft.

Madame-to-the-stars Heidi Fleiss is arrested -1993
Jun 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Heidi Fleiss

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 9, 1993, Heidi Fleiss is arrested as part of a sting operation run by the Los Angeles Police and Beverly Hills Police Departments and the U.S. Justice Department.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassin is arrested - 1968
Jun 8, 2013, - 0 Comments

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James Earl Ray

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 8, 1968, James Earl Ray is arrested in London, England, and charged with the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Kennedy cousin is convicted of murder - 2002
Jun 7, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Michael Skakel

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 7, 2002, Michael Skakel is convicted in the 1975 murder of his former Greenwich, Connecticut, neighbor, 15-year-old neighbor Martha Moxley. Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of the late U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy, was later sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

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