Michael Thomas Barry

Apr 26, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth was killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Twenty-six-year-old Booth was one of the most famous...
Apr 25, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 25, 1989, James Richardson is released from a Florida prison after spending 21 years behind bars for the wrongful conviction of killing his seven children. Special prosecutor Janet Reno agreed to...
Apr 23, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this day in crime history – April 23, 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death after being convicted of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In 1972, his sentence was commuted to life in prison after California abolished the...
Apr 22, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 22, 1934, George "Baby Face" Nelson kills Special Agent W. Carter Baum during an FBI raid in northern Wisconsin. Nelson was holed up with notorious bank robber John Dillinger's gang at the...
Apr 21, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 21, 1992, Robert Alton Harris was executed in California’s gas chamber. This was California's first execution since former Chief Justice Rose Bird and two other state Supreme Court justices, Joseph...
Apr 18, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 17, 1983, the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is almost completely destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63 people, including the suicide bomber and 17 Americans. The terrorist attack was...
Apr 17, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 17, 1936, after a week of tracking down every conceivable lead, police finally find the evidence they need in order to break the case of Nancy Titterton's murder in New York City. Titterton, a...
Apr 16, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 16, 1881, western lawman Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle in the streets of Dodge City, Kansas. William Barclay "Bat" Masterson had made a living with his gun from a young age. In his early...
Apr 15, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 15, 1920 a paymaster and a security guard are killed during a mid-afternoon armed robbery of a shoe company in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Out of this crime grew one of the most famous...
Apr 14, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by actor John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater. After shooting the president Booth shouted, "Sic semper tyrannis! (Ever thus to tyrants!) The South is...

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