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.
Jun 12, 2013
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Medgar Eversby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 12, 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is shot to death in the driveway outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. During World War II, Evers volunteered for the U.S. Army and participated in...
Jun 11, 2013
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Henry Hillby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 11, 1943, mobster Henry Hill was born in New York City. His life of crime was chronicled in the 1986 book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family and the 1990 film Goodfellas. Hill’s underworld exploits included participating in the headline-...
Jun 10, 2013
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Salem Witch Trialsby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. Trouble in the small Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts began in February...
Jun 9, 2013
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Heidi Fleissby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 9, 1993, Heidi Fleiss is arrested as part of a sting operation run by the Los Angeles Police and Beverly Hills Police Departments and the U.S. Justice Department. In the 1980s, Fleiss’ then-boyfriend introduced her to the leading...
Jun 8, 2013
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James Earl Rayby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 8, 1968, James Earl Ray is arrested in London, England, and charged with the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. On April 4, 1968, in Memphis, King was fatally wounded by a sniper's bullet while standing on the...
Jun 7, 2013
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Michael Skakelby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 7, 2002, Michael Skakel is convicted in the 1975 murder of his former Greenwich, Connecticut, neighbor, 15-year-old neighbor Martha Moxley. Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of the late U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy, was later...
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...

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