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Five arrested in Hollywood-style Los Angeles-area bank heists
Apr 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

April 10, 2013 Reuters

LOS ANGELES - Police arrested five men who sawed into Los Angeles-area banks through the roofs in meticulously planned heists that involved everything from walkie-talkies to matching sneakers and netted a total of $6 million, authorities said on Wednesday.

The arrests capped a year-long investigation of the men, who police say were involved in a scheme that targeted at least four southern California banks since August 2011.

"This is something out of a movie script," Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca told reporters. "We're talking about a rooftop serial heist crew. We're talking about a lot of money, about $6 million total."

The men, who had been under surveillance, were nabbed on Friday after they cut a hole in the roof of a Citibank branch in the Southern California city of Diamond Bar, Baca said. They were arrested when they tried to leave the site, police said.

Police said the men worked together as a crew. But the suspects were not each believed to have been present at every one of the four banks that were hit, with different members of the crew working together at various times, said Sheriff's Lieutenant Kent Wegener of the major crimes bureau.

They used power tools to gain access to banks through the roofs and busted into bank vaults, police said.

Emiliano Zapata is assassinated - 1919
Apr 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Emiliano Zapata

by Michael Thomas Barry

On April 10, 1919, Emiliano Zapata, a leader of peasants and indigenous people during the Mexican Revolution, is assassinated in Morelos by government forces.

Suspect detained in Lone Star College campus stabbing
Apr 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

April 9, 2013 Houston Chronicle

At least 15 people were injured and a suspect was in custody after a stabbing at the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star College Tuesday morning.

The stabbings happened about 11:20 a.m. at the campus at 9191 Barker Cypress, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Thomas Gilliland, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said one suspect was detained after he was wrestled to the ground by a student.

He is a 21-year-old student, Sheriff Adrian Garcia said in a statement. Video evidence indicates there are no other suspects for now, the sheriff said.

"The entire campus is being searched for evidence," the statement said.

The incident happened near the campus Health Science Center, according to an alert on the college website.

Billy the Kid is found guilty of murder - 1881
Apr 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Billy the Kid

by Michael Thomas Barry

On April 9, 1881, after a one-day trial, Billy the Kid is found guilty of murdering William Brady, the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico and is sentenced to hang. There is no doubt that Billy the Kid did indeed shoot the sheriff, though he had done so in the context of the bloody Lincoln County War, a battle between two powerful groups of ranchers and businessmen fighting for economic control of Lincoln County.
Olympic Bombing suspect pleads guilty - 2005
Apr 8, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Eric Rudolph

by Michael Thomas Barry

On April 8, 2005, Eric Rudolph agrees to plead guilty to a series of bombings, including the fatal bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, in order to avoid the death penalty. He later cited his anti-abortion and anti-homosexual views as motivation for the bombings.

Rwandan Genocide - 1994
Apr 7, 2013, - 0 Comments

by Michael Thomas Barry

On April 7, 1994, Rwandan armed forces kill 10 Belgian peacekeeping officers in a successful effort to discourage international intervention in their genocide that had begun only hours earlier. In less than three months, Hutu extremists who controlled Rwanda murdered an estimated 800,000 innocent civilian in the worst episode of genocide since World War II.

Dr. Sam Sheppard died - 1970
Apr 6, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Dr. Sam Sheppard

by Michael Thomas Barry

On April 6, 1970, Sam Sheppard, a doctor convicted of murdering his pregnant wife in a trial that caused a media frenzy in the 1950s, dies of liver failure. After a decade in prison, Sheppard was released following a re-trial. His story is rumored to have loosely inspired the television series and movie "The Fugitive."

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