Michael Thomas Barry

Award winning author Michael Thomas Barry was born and raised in the Chicago area and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Criminal Justice and History from Cal State Fullerton. He also holds a post graduate degree in legal assistantship from the University of California, Irvine. Michael has worked as a sworn Peace Officer for the County of Orange, civil litigation paralegal, and regional asset prevention manager.
Mar 30, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (March 3- April 5) in crime history – President Ronald Reagan was shot (March 30, 1981); Acquittal in the Manhattan Well Mystery case (April 1, 1800); Mob boss John Gotti was convicted of murder and racketeering (April 2,...
Mar 23, 2015
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  by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (March 23-29) in crime history – Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. Orlando Letelier’s assassins were sentenced (March 23, 1979); Mexican Presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated (March 23, 1994); The...
Mar 16, 2015
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by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (March 16-23) in crime history – Lastania Abarta shot and killed her former lover in Los Angeles (March 16, 1881); Robert Blake was acquitted of murder (March 16, 2005); Judge Roy Bean died (March 16, 1903); Raymond Clark II pleaded...
Mar 9, 2015
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   by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (March 9-15) in crime history – Rapper Notorious BIG was shot and killed (March 9, 1997); James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. (March 10, 1969); Dr. David Gunn was shot and killed at...
Mar 2, 2015
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  by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (March 2 – 8) in crime history – Charlie Chaplin’s body was stolen (March 2, 1978); Congress banned sending obscene material through the mail (March 3, 1873); LAPD officers are videotaped beating Rodney King (March 3, 1991...
Feb 23, 2015
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 by Michael Thomas Barry This week (February 23 – March 1) in crime history – Abraham Lincoln avoided assassination attempt (February 23, 1861); Jean Harris was convicted of murdering Dr. Herman Tarnower (February 24, 1981); Actor Robert Mitchum was released from jail...
Feb 16, 2015
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 by Michael Thomas Barry This week (February 16-22) in crime history – Old west gunslinger John Wesley Hardin was released from prison (February 16, 1894); Union leaders are arrested in connection with the assassination of former Idaho governor Frank Steuenberg (...
Feb 9, 2015
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 by Michael Thomas Barry This week (February 9-15) in crime history – Adolph Coors III, grandson of the Coor’s founder was kidnapped and murdered (February 9, 1960); Former Boxing Champion Mike Tyson was convicted of rape (February 10, 1992); Nelson Mandela was...
Feb 2, 2015
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 by Michael Thomas Barry This week (February 2-8) in crime history – Film director William Desmond Taylor was murdered (February 2, 1922); Details of the FBI’s ABSCAM operation were revealed to the public (February 2, 1980); Barnett Davenport committed mass murder in...
Jan 26, 2015
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 by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (January 26-February 1) in crime history – The Mad Butcher of Cleveland claimed third victim (January 26, 1936); The Vampire of Sacramento claimed final victims (January 27, 1978): Charles Starkweather and his teenage girlfriend...

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