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.
Jul 13, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (July 13-20) in crime history – Ruth Ellis was convicted of murder and would later be the last woman executed in Great Britain (July 13, 1955); Billy the Kid was shot to death (July 14, 1881); Richard Speck murdered eight...
Jul 6, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (July 6-12) in crime history - July 6, 1946 - Former mob boss George “Bugs” Moran was arrested in Kentucky; July 7, 1865 - Mary Surratt and three others were executed for Abraham Lincoln’s assassination; July 8,...
Jun 29, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (June 29-July 5) in crime history – U.S. Supreme Court struck down the death penalty (June 29, 1972); Night of the Long Knives (June 30, 1934); Old West gunfighter Clay Allison was killed (July 1, 1887); NBA star Kobe...
Jun 15, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (June 15-21) in crime history – Police search the Aruba home of Joran van der Sloot in connection with disappearance of Natalie Holloway (June 15, 205); Kathleen Soliah aka Sara Jane Olsen a former member of the Symbionese...
Jun 8, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (June 8-14) in crime history – James Earl Ray was arrested in London for Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (June 8, 1968); Heidi Fleiss “The Hollywood Madame” was arrested in Los Angeles (June 9, 1993); Bridget...
Jun 1, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (June 1-7) in crime history – Benedict Arnold was court-martialed (June 1, 1779); Opening statements began in the trial of Scott Peterson (June 1, 2004); Timothy McVeigh was convicted for the Oklahoma City Bombing (June 2...
May 18, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (May 18-24) in crime history – Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished (May 18, 1926); Irish playwright Oscar Wilde was released from prison (May 19, 1897); Mary Kay Letourneau married her victim (May 20, 2005); Bobbie...
May 12, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (May 11-17) in crime history – Marie Besnards’ husbands body was exhumed in connection to her serial poisoning case (May 11, 1949); Trial of former Nazi Klaus Barbie began (May 11, 1987); Body of the Lindbergh baby was...
May 4, 2015
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  By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (May 4-10) in crime history – The Haymarket Riot (May 4, 1886); The remains of navy veteran William McGuire were found in a suit case near Virginia Beach (May 5, 2004); Ohio kidnap victims were rescued from the home of...
Apr 27, 2015
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 By Michael Thomas Barry  This week (April 27-May 3) in crime history – Andrew Cunanan began cross country killing spree (April 27, 1997); Jaycee Dugard’s kidnappers plead guilty (April 28, 2011); Mutiny on the HMS Bounty (April 28, 1789); Martin Bryant began...

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