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Texas judge is murdered by famous actors father - 1979
May 29, 2013, - 0 Comments

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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.

Actor Phil Hartman is murdered by his wife - 1998
May 28, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Phil and Brynn Hartman

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 28, 1998, comedian and actor Phil Hartman, famous for his work on Saturday Night Live and News Radio, is shot to death by his wife, Brynn, in a murder-suicide.

Murder supect spends third day perched atop construction crane - 2005
May 27, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Carl Edward Roland

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 27, 2005, murder suspect Carl Edward Roland spends his third day perched atop a construction crane in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. Roland was wanted by police in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Gonzalez.

Murder charges against U.S. Marine are dropped - 2005
May 26, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Ilario Pantano

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 26, 2005, murder charges are dropped against Ilario Pantano, a Wall Street trader and former Marine who had rejoined the service after the 9/11 attacks. Pantano had been accused of the premeditated murder of two suspected Iraqi insurgents, a crime punishable by death.

Process of suspending habeus corpus during American Civil War began - 1861
May 25, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Abraham Lincoln

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 25, 1861, John Merryman, a state legislator from Maryland is arrested for attempting to hinder Union troops from moving from Baltimore to Washington during the Civil War and is held at Fort McHenry by Union military officials. His attorney immediately sought a writ of habeas corpus so that a federal court could examine the charges. However, President Abraham Lincoln decided to suspend the right of habeas corpus, and the general in command of Fort McHenry refused to turn Merryman over to the authorities.

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