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Leicestershire England murder leads to first British DNA conviction
Nov 21, 2012, - 0 Comments

Colin Pitchfork

Colin Pitchfork

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 21, 1983, 15-year-old Lynda Mann is found raped and strangled on a deserted footpath in Narborough, Leicestershire, England. Using forensic science techniques police linked a semen sample taken from her body to a person that matched only 10 percent of males. With no other leads or evidence, the case was left open.

Nuremberg war crime trials begin - 1945
Nov 20, 2012, - 0 Comments

Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

Nuremberg War Crimes Trial

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 20, 1945, the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal first convenes. Following Germany's defeat in World War Two, Winston Churchill planned to shoot top German and Nazi military leaders without a trial, but Henry Stimson, the U.S. Secretary of War, pushed President Roosevelt to consider holding an international court trial.

Brazilian soccer star on trial for killing lover
Nov 19, 2012, - 0 Comments

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/29/Bruno_Fernandes_de_Souza_01.jpg/200px-Bruno_Fernandes_de_SouzaRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The captain of the Flamengo soccer team that won the Brazilian championship in 2009 is facing trial on charges he kidnapped an ex-girlfriend and had her killed.

The case starting Monday involves goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes and has shocked Brazil and the world of soccer. Fernandes is accused of orchestrating the kidnapping of 25-year-old model Eliza Samudio.

Prosecutors say Samudio was lured to Minas Gerais state with a false promise that the player would assume the paternity of her baby. Investigators say Samudio was held captive in a ranch, killed, quartered and fed to dogs.

The player was already found guilty in Dec. 2010 on separate charges of kidnapping Samudio and trying to force her to abort the child. Samudio levied these accusations before she disappeared in June 2010.

Patricia Hearst is released on bail pending conviction for bank robbery - 1976
Nov 19, 2012, - 0 Comments

Patty Hearst

Patricia Hearst

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 19, 1976, Patricia Hearst, a granddaughter of the legendary publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, is released on bail pending the appeal of her conviction for participating in a 1974 San Francisco bank robbery.

Mass Murder-Suicide at Jonestown - 1978
Nov 18, 2012, - 0 Comments

Jim Jones

Jim Jones

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of Guyana. Many of Jones’ followers willingly ingested a poison-laced punch while others were forced to do so at gunpoint.

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