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 21, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 21, 1992, Robert Alton Harris was executed in California’s gas chamber. This was California's first execution since former Chief Justice Rose Bird and two other state Supreme Court justices, Joseph...
Apr 18, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 17, 1983, the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is almost completely destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63 people, including the suicide bomber and 17 Americans. The terrorist attack was...
Apr 17, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 17, 1936, after a week of tracking down every conceivable lead, police finally find the evidence they need in order to break the case of Nancy Titterton's murder in New York City. Titterton, a...
Apr 16, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 16, 1881, western lawman Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle in the streets of Dodge City, Kansas. William Barclay "Bat" Masterson had made a living with his gun from a young age. In his early...
Apr 15, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 15, 1920 a paymaster and a security guard are killed during a mid-afternoon armed robbery of a shoe company in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Out of this crime grew one of the most famous...
Apr 14, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by actor John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater. After shooting the president Booth shouted, "Sic semper tyrannis! (Ever thus to tyrants!) The South is...
Apr 11, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry  On this date in crime history – April 11, 1947, Louise Peete, the infamous Black Widow was executed at San Quentin Prison. She was born in 1883 in Bienville, Louisiana. Her family was relatively wealthy, and she received an expensive education, but...
Apr 10, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 10, 1919, Emiliano Zapata, a leader of the Mexican Revolution, is ambushed and shot to death in Morelos by government forces. Born a peasant in 1879, Zapata was forced into the Mexican army in 1908 following...
Apr 9, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 9, 1881, outlaw Billy the Kid was found guilty of murdering the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico and sentenced to death. There is no doubt that Billy the Kid did indeed shoot the sheriff, though he had...
Apr 8, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry On this date in crime history – April 8, 2005, Eric Rudolph plead guilty to a series of bombings, including the fatal bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, in order to avoid the death penalty. He later cited his anti-abortion and anti-homosexual views...

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