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Militant activist Angela Davis is aquitted of murder and other charges - 1972
Jun 4, 2013, - 0 Comments


Angela Yvonne Davis

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 4, 1972, Angela Yvonne Davis, a black militant, former philosophy professor at the University of California, and self-proclaimed communist, is acquitted on charges of conspiracy, murder, and kidnapping by an all-white jury in San Jose, California.

Joran Van der Sloot is arrested in Chile for murder - 2010
Jun 3, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Joran Van der Sloot

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 3, 2010, Joran van der Sloot, is arrested in Chile in connection with the slaying of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. He was a longtime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

Serial killer Leonard Lake is arrested - 1985
Jun 2, 2013, - 0 Comments


Leonard Lake 

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 2, 1985, Leonard Lake is arrested near San Francisco, California, ending one of the rare cases of serial killers working together. Lake and Ng are believed to have raped, tortured and murdered between 11 and 25 victims with at Lake's ranch in Calaveras County, California during the mid-1980s.

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


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


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


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


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.