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.
Jun 2, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   What happened on this week in crime history June 2-8; Serial Killer Leonard Lake was arrested (June 2, 1985); Joran van der Sloot was arrested for murder in Chile (June 3, 2010); Jonathan Pollard admits to selling military secrets to...
May 27, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   This week in crime history - May 27-June 1; Explorer Jedediah Smith was murdered by Comanche’s on the Santa Fe Trail (May 27, 1831); Writer R. Foster Winans’ conviction for securities fraud was upheld on appeal (May 28, 1986);...
May 19, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   What happened during this week in crime history, May 19-25. On May 19, 1897 – Oscar Wilde was released from prison; May 20, 2005 – Mary Kay Letourneau married her former victim; May 21, 1992 – Amy Fisher, the so-called “Long Island...
May 12, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   What happened during this week in crime history: May 12 – Body of Lindbergh baby was found (1932); May 13 – Pope John Paul II was shot (1981); May 15 – Second Vigilante Committee was formed in San Francisco (1856); May 16 – Voltaire was...
May 8, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – May 8, 1988, Stella Nickell is convicted on two counts of murder by a Seattle, Washington, jury. She was the first person to be found guilty of violating the Federal Anti-Tampering Act after putting cyanide in...
May 7, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – May 7, 1896, H. H. Holmes, one of America's first serial killers, was hanged in Philadelphia. Although his criminal exploits were just as extensive and occurred during the same time period as Jack the...
May 6, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – May 6, 2013, three women are rescued from a Cleveland, Ohio, house where they had been imprisoned for many years by their abductor, 52-year-old Ariel Castro, an unemployed bus driver. The women, Michelle...
May 5, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history - May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a criminal rather than a political prisoner by British authorities. His death...
May 2, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – May 2, 1972, after nearly five decades as director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover dies, leaving the powerful government agency without the administrator who had been largely responsible for its existence and...
Apr 30, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 30, 1867, western lawman Burton C. Mossman was born in Aurora, Illinois. Little is known about Mossman's childhood in Illinois, though he apparently learned to be self-reliant and resourceful at a...

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