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.
Aug 28, 2013
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Danny Rollingby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 28, 1990, the bodies of Tracy Paules and Manuel Taboada are discovered at the Gatorwood Apartments, near the campus of the University of Florida. Their murders came two days after the discovery that three young female students had...
Aug 27, 2013
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Lord Louis Mountbattenby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 27, 1979, Lord Louis Mountbatten is killed when Irish Republican Army terrorists who detonate a bomb hidden on his fishing vessel Shadow V. Mountbatten, a war hero, elder statesman, and second cousin of Queen Elizabeth II,...
Aug 26, 2013
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Robert Chambersby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 26, 1986, Jennifer Levin is found dead in New York City’s Central Park less than two hours after she was seen leaving a bar on the city’s Upper East Side with Robert Chambers. The tall, handsome Chambers was soon arrested and...
Aug 25, 2013
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Bill Doolinby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 24, 1896, outlaw Bill Doolin is killed by a posse at Lawson, Oklahoma. Born in Arkansas in 1858, William Doolin traveled west in 1881, finding work in Oklahoma at the ranch of Oscar D. Halsell. Halsell took a liking to the young Doolin...
Aug 24, 2013
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Mark David Chapmanby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 24, 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder of John Lennon. On December 8, 1980, Chapman shot and killed the 40-year-old singer, songwriter and peace activist, outside Lennon’s New York City...
Aug 23, 2013
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Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzettiby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 23, 1927, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for murder. On April 15, 1920, a paymaster for a shoe company in South Braintree, Massachusetts, was shot and killed along...
Aug 22, 2013
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Michael Collinsby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 22, 1922, Irish revolutionary and Sinn Fein politician Michael Collins is assassinated in an ambush in west County Cork, Ireland. In the early part of the century, Collins joined Sinn Fein, an Irish political party dedicated to...
Aug 19, 2013
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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...
Aug 18, 2013
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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...
Aug 17, 2013
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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...

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