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.
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...
Jan 19, 2015
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  by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (January 19-25) in crime history – President Ford pardoned Tokyo Rose (January 19, 1977); Klaus Barbie, “The Butcher of Lyons” was arrested in Bolivia (January 19, 1983); Iran Hostage Crisis ended (January 20, 1981); Carl...
Jan 12, 2015
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  by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (January 12-18) in crime history – Malcolm X’s daughter was arrested for conspiracy to kill Louis Farrakhan (January 12, 1995); Doc Barker was killed while attempting to escape prison (January 13, 1939); Old West lawman...
Jan 5, 2015
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  by Michael Thomas Barry  This week (January 5-11) in crime history – United Mine Worker’s murders (January 5, 1970); Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked (January 6, 994); Suzanne Degnan was kidnapped from her Chicago area home (January 7, 1946);...
Dec 29, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 29-January 4) in crime history – London’s “Railway Rapists” commits first murder (December 29, 1985); Rasputin was murdered (December 30, 1916); John Salvi goes on murderous rampage at two Massachusetts abortion...
Dec 22, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 22-28) in crime history – Serial killer John Wayne Gacy confessed to killing over two dozen men and young boys (December 22, 1978); Bernie Goetz shot four black men in the New York Subway (December 22, 1984); French...
Dec 15, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry This week (December 15-21) in crime history – Singer John Brown began serving prison term for assault and other crimes (December 15, 1988); Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for war crimes (December 15, 1961); Federal Judge Robert...

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