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Gunslinger John Wesley Hardin arrives in Abilene - 1871
Jun 1, 2013, - 0 Comments

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John Wesley Hardin

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 1, 1871, John Wesley Hardin, one of the deadliest men in the history of the Old West, arrives in Abilene, Kansas, where he briefly becomes friends with Marshal Wild Bill Hickok. Hardin revealed a tendency toward violent rages at an early age. When he was 14, he nearly killed another boy in a fight over a girl, stabbing his victim twice with a knife.

The Pied Piper of Tucson kills his first victim - 1964
May 31, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Charles Schmid

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 31, 1964, fifteen-year-old Alleen Rowe is killed by Charles Schmid in the desert outside Tucson, Arizona. Earlier in the night, Schmid allegedly had said to his friends, "I want to kill a girl! I want to do it tonight. I think I can get away with it!" Schmid dubbed “The Pied Piper of Tucson” went on to kill three other teenage girls before being caught by police.

Playwright Christopher Marlowe is killed - 1593
May 30, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Christopher Marlowe

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 30, 1593, English playwright Christopher Marlowe is killed in a brawl over a bar tab.

Texas judge is murdered by famous actors father - 1979
May 29, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Charles Harrelson

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 29, 1979, Judge John Wood, known as "Maximum John," is assassinated outside his San Antonio, Texas, home as he bent down to look at a flat tire on his car. Actor Woody Harrelson's father, Charles Harrelson, was charged with the murder after evidence revealed that drug kingpin Jimmy Chagra, whose case was about to come up before "Maximum John," had paid him $250,000 to kill the judge.

Actor Phil Hartman is murdered by his wife - 1998
May 28, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Phil and Brynn Hartman

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 28, 1998, comedian and actor Phil Hartman, famous for his work on Saturday Night Live and News Radio, is shot to death by his wife, Brynn, in a murder-suicide.

Murder supect spends third day perched atop construction crane - 2005
May 27, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Carl Edward Roland

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 27, 2005, murder suspect Carl Edward Roland spends his third day perched atop a construction crane in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. Roland was wanted by police in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Gonzalez.

Murder charges against U.S. Marine are dropped - 2005
May 26, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Ilario Pantano

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 26, 2005, murder charges are dropped against Ilario Pantano, a Wall Street trader and former Marine who had rejoined the service after the 9/11 attacks. Pantano had been accused of the premeditated murder of two suspected Iraqi insurgents, a crime punishable by death.

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