Michael Thomas Barry

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 02:07
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The West Memphis Three - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelleyby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 19, 2011, three men, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, who were convicted as teenagers in 1994 of the murders of three boys in Arkansas, are released...
Sun, 08/18/2013 - 05:36
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Artists rendering of the Montana Vigilante hanging of Cyrus Skinnerby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 18, 1853, Cyrus Skinner, who would later be hanged by the Montana vigilantes, ends his first stay in the California state prison at San Quentin. Skinner was typical of the thieves...
Sat, 08/17/2013 - 07:32
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 William Bonney aka Billy the Kidby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 17, 1877, Billy the Kid shoots an Arizona blacksmith who dies the next day. He would be the infamous outlaw's first victim. Just how many men Billy the Kid killed is uncertain. Billy himself reportedly once...
Fri, 08/16/2013 - 08:16
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 John DeLoreanby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 16, 1984, John DeLorean, the founder of the DeLorean Motor Company, is found not guilty due to entrapment after being charged with smuggling drugs in an effort to raise money for his struggling company. John Zachary DeLorean...
Thu, 08/15/2013 - 05:26
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Mary Winklerby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 15, 2006, Mary Winkler is released from jail on $750,000 bail. She had confessed to fatally shooting her pastor husband Matthew Winkler in his sleep at their church parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee. Winkler was later convicted in his...
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 13:47
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Illich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackalby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 14, 1994, terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, infamously known as Carlos the Jackal, is captured in Khartoum, Sudan, by French intelligence agents. Since there was no extradition treaty with Sudan, the...
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 10:02
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Cary Staynerby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 13, 1961, Cary Stayner, the serial killer convicted in the grisly murders of four women near Yosemite National Park was born. In 1972, Stayner's childhood took a tragic turn when his younger brother Steven, then seven, was kidnapped...
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:27
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Charlie Wilsonby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 12, 1964, Charlie Wilson, part of the gang who pulled off the 1963 Great Train Robbery, one of the biggest heists of its kind, escapes from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham, England. Several men broke into the maximum-security...
Fri, 08/09/2013 - 04:18
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Charles Mansonby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 9, 1969, members of Charles Manson's cult kill five people in movie director Roman Polanski's Beverly Hills, California, home, including Polanski's pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate. Less than two days later, the group killed again...
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 08:21
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Bruce Reynolds, mastermind behind the Great Train Robberyby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 8, 1963, a gang of 14 thieves rob a royal mail train headed from Glasgow and London making off with over $7 million in stolen money. The mastermind of the Great Train Robbery was Bruce...

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