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French serial killer Thierry Paulin murders Rachel Cohen
Nov 25, 2012, - 0 Comments

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Thierry Paulin

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 25, 1987, French serial killer Thierry Paulin murders Rachel Cohen, age 79. On the same day, he attacked 87-year-old, Berthe Finalteri, whom he suffocated and left for dead. Two days later, he strangled Genevieve Germont, who would be his last victim.

Alleged Kennedy Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is shot & killed
Nov 24, 2012, - 0 Comments

Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald is shot in the basement of the Dallas Police Department

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 24, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy is shot to death by Jack Ruby in the basement of the Dallas Police Department. On November 22, President Kennedy was fatally shot while riding in an open-car motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas. Less than an hour after the shooting, Lee Harvey Oswald killed a policeman who questioned him on the street.

Detroit man accused of murder at 14 to get $1.1M
Nov 23, 2012, - 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit has been ordered to pay $1.1 million to a young man who was rousted out of bed as a 14-year-old, charged with murder and held in a violent juvenile lockup for nearly two years before being acquitted of a fatal shooting in his neighborhood.

Caleb Sosa, now 19, claimed police violated his civil rights by coercing him to put his initials on a confession that he couldn't even read. The allegations in his lawsuit were never tested, however, because the case ended in an extraordinary way. A judge declared a default when city lawyers failed the most basic procedural step: They never filed a timely answer in court.

"The judge found that mistakes were made," acknowledged Krystal Crittendon, the head of Detroit's law department. Read More

Lord Louis Mountbatten is assassinated - 1979
Nov 23, 2012, - 0 Comments

Mountbatten

Lord Louis Mountbatten

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 23, 1979, Thomas McMahon, a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), is sentenced to life imprisonment for preparing and planting the bomb that killed Lord Louis Mountbatten and three others. On August 27, 1979, Lord Mountbatten was killed when McMahon and other IRA terrorists detonated a 50-pound bomb hidden on his fishing vessel Shadow V.

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