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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.

Process of suspending habeus corpus during American Civil War began - 1861
May 25, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Abraham Lincoln

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 25, 1861, John Merryman, a state legislator from Maryland is arrested for attempting to hinder Union troops from moving from Baltimore to Washington during the Civil War and is held at Fort McHenry by Union military officials. His attorney immediately sought a writ of habeas corpus so that a federal court could examine the charges. However, President Abraham Lincoln decided to suspend the right of habeas corpus, and the general in command of Fort McHenry refused to turn Merryman over to the authorities.

Murderous thug is elected sheriff of Bannack, Montana - 1863
May 24, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Henry Plummer

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 24, 1863, the good citizens of Bannack, Montana, elect Henry Plummer as their new sheriff, not realizing he is a hardened outlaw who will use his office to rob and murder.

Bonnie & Clyde are killed - 1934
May 23, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 23, 1934, famed fugitives Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker are killed in a police ambush near Sailes, Louisiana. A contingent of officers from Texas and Louisiana set up along the highway, waiting for the fugitives to appear, and then unloaded a two-minute fusillade of 167 bullets at their car, killing them both. 

Chandra Levy's remains are found - 2002
May 22, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Chandra Levy

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 22, 2002, the remains of former Federal Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy are found, over a year after the 24-year-old was last seen at a health club. The skeletal remains, discovered by a man walking through Washington D.C.'s Rock Creek Park, were identified through dental records. A sweatshirt, sneakers and a Sony Walkman cassette player were also found in the vicinity. 

Bobby Franks is kidnapped and killed - 1924
May 21, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Leopold & Loeb

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 21, 1924, fourteen-year-old Bobbie Franks is abducted from a Chicago, Illinois, street and killed in what later proves to be one of the most fascinating murders in American history. The killers, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, were extremely wealthy and intelligent teenagers whose sole motive for killing Franks was the desire to commit the "perfect crime." 

Mary Kay Letourneau marries her victim - 2005
May 20, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 20, 2005, ex-teacher and convicted pedophile Mary Kay Letourneau, marries her former victim and the father of two of her children, Vili Fualaau. Just nine months earlier, Letourneau had been released from prison after serving a seven-and-a-half year sentence for raping Fualaau.

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