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.
Oct 13, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (October 13-19) in crime history – Palestinian terrorists hijacked a Lufthansa airliner (October 13, 1977); Amityville murder trial began (October 14, 1975); Pierre Laval, the Vichy leader of Nazi-occupied France was executed (...
Oct 6, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (October 6-12) in crime history - Anwar Sadat was assassinated (October 6, 1981); First train robbery in the United States (October 6, 1866); Luxury cruise shop Achille Lauro was hijacked (October 7, 1985); Mobster Roger “The...
Sep 29, 2014
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By Michael Thomas Barry This week (September 29 - October 5) in crime history – Cyanide laced Tylenol kills six in Chicago (September 29, 1982); Polly Klaas was abducted from her home in California (October 1, 1993); Suicide bomber strikes in Bali (October 1, 2005); Nazi war...
Sep 21, 2014
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By Michael Thomas Barry This week (September 22-29) in crime history – Mid-town Slasher claims first victim (September 22, 1980); President Gerald Ford survives second assassination attempt (September 22,...
Sep 8, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week (September 8-14) in crime history – Senator Huey Long was shot (September 8, 1935); Boston police department went on strike (September 9, 1919); Serial killing couple Gerald Gallego and Charlene Williams met for the first time...
Sep 1, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week (September 1-7) in crime history: Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason (September 1, 1807); Jean-Paul Akayesu was found guilty of genocide in Rwanda (September 2, 1998); Russian school siege ends in bloody shootout (September 3...
Aug 25, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week (August 25-31) in crime history: Outlaw Bill Dollin was killed (August 25, 1896); Jenifer Levin was found dead in New York’s Central Park (August 26, 1986); NFL superstar Michael Vick plead guilty to dogfighting (August 27,...
Aug 18, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This Week (August 18-24) in Crime History: U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was sentenced to prison for spying on the Soviet Union (August 19, 1960); West Memphis Three were released from prison after serving 18 years for murder (August 19...
Aug 11, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week (August 11-17) in crime history – First federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz (August 11, 1934); Sunset Slayer accomplice Carol Bundy confessed (August 11, 1980); Jonesboro School Massacre shooters were found guilty (August 11...
Aug 4, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week (August 4-10) in crime history – Lizzie Borden allegedly murdered her father and stepmother (August 4, 1892); Marie Noe was arrested and charged with killing her 8 children (August 5, 1998); New York gangster Dutch Schultz was...

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