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 10, 2013
0 Comments
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...
Jan 9, 2013
0 Comments
Angelo Buono, Hillside Strangler co-defendantby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 9, 1984, Angelo Buono one of the co-defendants in the Hillside Strangler case is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the rape, torture, and murder of 10 young women in Los Angeles. Buono's...
Jan 8, 2013
0 Comments
Gabrielle Giffordsby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 8, 2011, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is critically injured when a man goes on a shooting spree during a constituents meeting held outside a Tucson-area supermarket. Six people died in the attack and another 13, including...
Jan 7, 2013
0 Comments
17 year-old William Heirens the alleged Lipstick Killerby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 7, 1946, six-year-old Suzanne Degnan is kidnapped from her home in Chicago. Illinois. Police found a ladder outside the girl’s window, and also discovered a ransom note which had been...
Jan 6, 2013
0 Comments
Nancy Kerriganby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 6, 1994, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked after a practice session at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. The attack came just one day before the U.S. National Championships and one month before the Winter Olympics in...
Jan 5, 2013
0 Comments
Jock and Margaret Yablonskiby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 5, 1970, the bodies of dissident union leader Joseph "Jock" Yablonski, his wife, and daughter are discovered in their Clarksville, Pennsylvania farmhouse. The family had been dead for nearly a week, killed on New Years...
Jan 4, 2013
0 Comments
Albert DeSalvoby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 4, 1964, Mary Sullivan is raped and strangled to death in her Boston apartment. The killer left a card reading "Happy New Year" leaning against her foot. Sullivan would turn out to be the last woman killed by the notorious Boston...
Jan 3, 2013
0 Comments
Manuel Noriegaby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 3, 1990, Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. forces after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City. He is arrested and charged with drug trafficking and flown to Miami the following day. Noriega...
Jan 2, 2013
0 Comments
Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripperby Michael Thomas BarryThe Yorkshire Ripper is finally caught by British police on January 2, 1981, ending one of the largest manhunts in British history. For five years, investigators had pursued every lead in an effort to stop the serial...
Jan 1, 2013
0 Comments
Looking for Mr. Goodbar movie posterby Michael Thomas BarryOn the evening of January 1, 1973, Roseann Quinn, a 27-year-old New Yorker, visits Tweed's Bar on the Upper West Side and is picked up by her soon-to-be killer. The incident inspires the cautionary novel and subsequent...

Pages