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.
Nov 19, 2012
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Patricia Hearstby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 19, 1976, Patricia Hearst, a granddaughter of the legendary publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, is released on bail pending the appeal of her conviction for participating in a 1974 San Francisco bank robbery. Hearst’s...
Nov 18, 2012
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Jim Jonesby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of Guyana. Many of Jones’ followers willingly ingested a...
Nov 16, 2012
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Edward Gein by Michael Thomas Barry On November 16, 1957, serial killer Edward Gein murders his last victim, Bernice Worden of Plainfield, Wisconsin. His grave robbing, necrophilia, and cannibalism gained national attention, and may have provided inspiration for the characters...
Nov 15, 2012
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Richard Hickock & Perry Smithby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 15, 1959, four members of the Clutter family were bound, gagged, and shot to death in their isolated farm home in Holcomb, Kansas. On the morning after the murders, the bodies of four members of the Clutter...
Nov 14, 2012
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Frank "Buckskin" Leslieby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 14, 1882, gunslinger Franklin "Buckskin" Leslie shoots and kills Billy "The Kid" Claiborne in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O...
Nov 13, 2012
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United Flight 629by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 13, 1955, FBI agents search the home of John Graham, a chief suspect in the bombing of United Airlines 629 that killed 44 people on November 1, 1955 over Longmont, Colorado. The flight had originated at New York’s La Guardia...
Nov 12, 2012
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Scott Petersonby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 12, 2004, Scott Peterson is convicted of murdering his wife Laci and their unborn son. When initially questioned about his wife's whereabouts, Peterson claimed that Laci had disappeared on Christmas Eve 2002, sometime after...
Nov 11, 2012
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Dorthea Puenteby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 11, 1988, police unearth a corpse buried in the lawn of Dorothea Puente's home in Sacramento, California. Puente operated a residential home for elderly people, and an investigation led to the discovery of six more bodies buried...
Nov 10, 2012
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Dion O'Bannionby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 10, 1924, Chicago Mobster Dion O'Banion is murderd. He was born on July 8, 1892 in Maroa, Illinois and was an Irish-American bootlegger of the early 1920s, and organized crime boss. O'Banion was the leader of the notorious...
Nov 9, 2012
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John Listby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 9, 1971, John Emil List murders his entire family in their Westfield, New Jersey home. Though police quickly identified List as the most likely suspect in the murders, it took 18 years for them to locate him and close the case. John...

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