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Dr. David Gunn is murdered outside of Florida abortion clinic - 1993
Mar 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Michael Griffin

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 10, 1993, Dr. David Gunn is shot and killed during an anti-abortion protest at the Pensacola Women's Medical Services clinic. Dr. Gunn was getting out of his car in the clinic's parking lot when Michael Griffin shouted, "Don't kill any more babies!" and shot the doctor three times in the back.

Barbara Graham and three others murder elderly widow - 1953
Mar 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Barbara Graham

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 9, 1953, Barbara Graham, along with three other men robbed and murder elderly widow Mabel Monohan in her Burbank, California home. Graham was born Barbara Elaine Ford in Oakland, California on February 23, 1925. When Barbara was two, her mother, who was in her late teens, was sent to reform school. Barbara was raised by strangers and extended family, and, although intelligent, had a limited education.

The Lonely Hearts Killers are Executed - 1951
Mar 8, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Martha Beck & Raymond Martinez

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 8, 1951, the Lonely Hearts Killers, Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in New York. They had schemed to seduce, rob and murder women who placed personal ads in newspapers. Beck and Fernandez boasted to killing as many as seventeen women in this manner, but evidence suggests that there may have been only four victims.

Defense rests in Andrea Yates murder trial - 2002
Mar 7, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Andrea Yates

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 7, 2002, the defense rests in the trial of Andrea Yates, a 37-year-old Texas woman who confessed to killing her five young children by drowning them in a bathtub. Less than a week later, on March 13, Yates was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; however, her conviction was later reversed.

The trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg begins - 1951
Mar 6, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 6, 1951, the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins in New York. Judge Irving R. Kaufman presides over the espionage prosecution of the couple accused of selling nuclear secrets to the Russians (treason could not be charged because the U.S. was not at war with the Soviet Union).

Arrest Warrant is Issued for Jim Morrison - 1969
Mar 5, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Jim Morrison

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 5, 1969, the Dade County Sheriff's Office issues an arrest warrant for Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors. He is charged with a single felony count and three misdemeanors for his stage antics at a Miami concert a few days earlier.

Infamous Mob Boss Louis Buchalter is executed - 1944
Mar 4, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Louis "Lepke" Buchalter

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 4, 1944, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc., is executed at Sing Sing Prison in New York. Lepke was the leader of the country's largest crime syndicate throughout the 1930s and was making nearly $50 million a year from his various enterprises.

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