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.
Apr 24, 2013
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Colin Rossby Michael Thomas BarryOn April 24, 1922, Colin Ross was executed in Australia for the murder of 12-year-old Alma Tirtschke. Ross was one of the first criminals in Australia to be convicted based on forensic evidence. On December 30, 1921, she had been reported missing...
Feb 5, 2013
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Byron Beckwithby Michael Thomas BarryOn February 5, 1994, Byron de la Beckwith is convicted of the assassination of civil rights leader Medger Evers. The assassination had taken place 31 years earlier, ending the lengthiest murder case in American history. Evers was gunned down...
Feb 4, 2013
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Janie Shepherd newspaper clippingby Michael Thomas BarryAustralian heiress Janie Shepherd, the stepdaughter of the former chairman of BP Australia, John Darling was abducted and murdered by David Lashley on the night of February 4, 1977 in West London.  Lashley, a 50-year-...
Feb 3, 2013
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Portrait of Barnett Davenportby Michael Thomas BarryOn February 3, 1780, Barnett Davenport murders Caleb Mallory, his wife, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren in rural Connecticut. Davenport was born in 1760; he enlisted in the American army as a teenager and had served at...
Feb 2, 2013
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Hannah Tailford is the first known victim of Jack the Stripperby Michael Thomas BarryJack the stripper was the nickname given to an unknown British serial killer responsible for what came to be known as the London "nude murders" between 1964 and 1965 (also known as the "...
Feb 1, 2013
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William Desmond Taylorby Michael Thomas BarryOn February 1, 1922, Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor is murdered. His body is found the next morning inside his bungalow at the Alvarado Court Apartments, in the West Lake Park area of downtown Los Angeles. Taylor was an...
Jan 31, 2013
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Ted Bundyby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 31, 1974, the second known victim of serial killer Ted Bundy, Lynda Ann Healey disappears but there is no real consensus to when he actually began his murder spree. She had been bludgeoned while asleep and abducted; her skull and...
Jan 30, 2013
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Mohandas Gandhiby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India is assassinated in New Delhi by a terrorist sponsored right-wing Hindu militia group. The murder came only 10...
Jan 29, 2013
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Brenda Ann Spencerby Michael Thomas BarryBrenda Ann Spencer was born on April 3, 1962. For Christmas 1978 her father, Wallace, had given her a .22 rifle as a present. A month later, on January 29, 1979, she achieved infamy when she began shooting at her school, Grover Cleveland...
Jan 28, 2013
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Charles Starkweather & Caril Fugateby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 28, 1958, Charles Starkweather, a 19-year-old high-school dropout from Lincoln, Nebraska, and his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, kill a Lincoln businessman, his wife and their maid, as part of a...

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