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President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas - 1963
Nov 22, 2012, - 0 Comments

Kennedy Assassination

President Kennedy on day of assassination 

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy is shot and killed as his motorcade drives through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy's suspected assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was believed to have used a mail-order rifle in order to shoot the president from the sixth story window of the Texas School Book Depository.

Clothes dealer arrested in 3 NY shopkeeper deaths
Nov 21, 2012, - 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A balding garment salesman was arrested Wednesday for systematically killing three shopkeepers as they worked alone in their clothing stores and had been poised to strike again, police said.

Salvatore Perrone, 63, was taken into custody after a pharmacy worker recognized him as the man shown in surveillance footage leaving the scene of the most recent shooting, last Friday, with a duffel bag, police said.

Another shopkeeper came forward and said Perrone had gone into his store and questioned him on whether he worked alone and when he closed, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Police devoted scores of detectives to the case, he said.

"It's reasonable to assume he was going to keep doing this, and, by arresting him, we saved lives," Kelly said at a news conference. Read More

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.

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