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.
Jan 20, 2013
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Julia Buletteby Michael Thomas BarryOn the morning of January 20, 1867, Julia Bulette's partially nude body was found by her maid in her bedroom of her Virginia City brothel. She had been strangled and bludgeoned to death, and robbed of her valuable jewel collection, clothing,...
Jan 19, 2013
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Dennis Rader aka The BTK Stranglerby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 15, 1974, the BTK Strangler struck for the first time, when he murdered four members of the Otero family. Six more victims, all female, followed, the last one in 1991. Throughout the 1970s, the BTK killer, or...
Jan 18, 2013
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Marion Barryby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 18, 1990, Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested and charged with drug possession and the use of crack cocaine. Barry was caught at the Vista International Hotel in downtown Washington smoking the substance on camera with...
Jan 17, 2013
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Newspaper account of the heistby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 17, 1950, a team of eleven thieves, in a precisely timed and choreographed strike, steals more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. The Great Brinks Robbery, as it quickly...
Jan 15, 2013
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Elizabeth Short aka the Black Dahliaby Michael Thomas BarryOn the morning of January 15, 1947 Betty Bersinger and her three year old daughter were out for an early morning stroll when they came across the bisected torso of a naked woman in a vacant lot in Leimert Park, Los...
Jan 14, 2013
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Donald Neilson aka The Black Pantherby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 14, 1975 Donald Neilson aka the Black Panther, kidnaps his last victim, 17 year old Lesley Whittle from her bedroom at her family home in Highley, Shropshire, England. Donald Neilson , (who was born Donald...
Jan 13, 2013
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Doc Barkerby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 13, 1939, Arthur "Doc" Barker is killed while trying to escape from Alcatraz Prison. Barker, of the notorious "Bloody Barkers" gang, was spotted on the rock-strewn shore of the island after climbing over the walls. Despite the fact...
Jan 12, 2013
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The Harrisburg Sevenby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 12, 1971, U.S. Attorneys charge “the Harrisburg Seven” with conspiracy to kidnap national Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and bomb steam tunnels. The Harrisburg Seven were a group of religious anti-war activists led by...
Jan 11, 2013
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Joran van der Slootby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 11, 2012, Joran van der Sloot, a longtime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba, pleads guilty to the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, in Lima, Peru. Flores was killed on May 30, 2010,...
Jan 10, 2013
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Frank Jamesby Michael Thomas BarryOutlaw Frank James, the lesser-known older brother of Jesse, was born on Jamuary 10, 1843 in Clay County, Missouri. Frank and Jesse James were both legends in their own time, though Jesse is better remembered today because of his more...

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