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October 25, 1957 - New York Mob Boss Murdered While Getting A Haircut - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 25,  in the year 1957, New York mob chieftain Albert Anastasia was gunned down while getting a haircut.

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October 24, 2002 - Beltway Snipers Arrested After Shooting 10 People In One Month - Today in Crime History

On this day, October 24, 2002, in the year 2002, law enforcement officers arrested the snipers who had been terrorizing the Washington, D.C. area over the course of 23 long days.

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October 20, 1990, 2 Live Crew Acquitted Of Obscenity Charges - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 20, in the year 1990, members of the musical group 2 Live Crew were acquitted of obscenity charges in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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October 19, 1982, John DeLorean Arrested With Briefcase Full Of Cocaine - Today in Crime History

On this day, October 19, in the year 1982, auto executive John DeLorean was arrested in a Los Angeles, California, airport motel with a briefcase containing pounds of cocaine.  According to law enforcement officials, DeLorean was trying to organize a huge drug deal in order to save his bankrupt automobile business, the DeLorean Motor Company.

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October 18, 1672 - Thomas Rood Executed By Hanging For The Crime Of Incest - Today In Crime History


On this day, October 18, in the year 1672, Thomas Rood was executed in Norwich, Connecticut for committing the crime of incest with his adult daughter.  Incest is generally defined as sexual intercourse between close relatives, though the exact definition and the degree of biological relationship, varies between individual states.

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October 17, 1931, Al Capone Convicted At Trial Of Income Tax Evasion - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 17,  in the year 1931, Chicago mob boss Al Capone was convicted at a jury trial in federal court of charges of income tax evasion.

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October 14, 1912, Teddy Roosevelt Shot During Campaign Stop - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 14, in 1912, saloon keeper John Schrank shot Theodore Roosevelt during a campaign stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   Amazingly, with the .32-caliber bullet still in him, Roosevelt delivered his campaign speech anyway.

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October 13, 1999 - Grand Jury Dismissed Without Indictment In Ramsey Child Murder - Today in Crime History

On this day, October 13, in the year 1999, a grand jury investigation of the death of six year old JonBenet Ramsey ended without an indictment after more than one year.

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October 12, 1978, Sex Pistol’s Bassist Sid Vicious Charged With Murder - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 12, in the year 1978, Nancy Spungen, the twenty year old girlfriend of former Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, was found dead in a blood stained bathroom in their room at the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan, New York. Spungen had a single stab wound in her abdomen.  Police arrested Sid Vicious (real name John Simon Ritchie), who had given inconsistent descriptions of what happened.

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October 11, 1972, Inmates Riot Over Conditions At Washington D.C. Jail - Today in Crime History

On this day, October 11, in the year 1972, approximately fifty  inmates at the Washington D.C. jail seized control of a cellblock and held twelve jail officials hostage, demanding improved jail conditions and reductions in jail overcrowding.

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October 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew Pleads No Contest To Tax Evasion - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 10, in the year 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned the vice presidency and, on the same day, plead nolo contendre to a single count of tax evasion.

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October 7, 1998 – Gay Student Matthew Shepard Found Tied To Fence, Savagely Beaten - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 7, in the year 1998,  Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was found tied to a fence after being brutally beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.

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October 6, 1998 - Jury Selection Begins For Delaware Lawyer Charged With Murder - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 6, in the year 1998, the murder trial began for Thomas Capano, a former deputy attorney general for the State of  Delaware, accused of killing 28-year-old secretary, Anne Marie Fahey.

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October 5, 1892, Infamous Dalton Gang Attempts Last Armed Robbery - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 5, in the year 1892, the Dalton Gang attempted its final armed robbery, which ended in a deadly gun battle, killing most of the gang members.

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October 4, 1988, TV Evangelist Jim Bakker Indicted For Federal Crimes - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 4, in the year 1988, televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted on 24 federal charges of mail and wire fraud and of conspiring to defraud the public.

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October 3, 1995 - O.J. Simpson Acquitted of Murder - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 3, in the year 1995, former football star O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of the 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

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September 30, 1961, Dozens Of Denver Police Officers Arrested - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 30, in the year 1961, dozens of Colorado law enforcement officers from the Denver Police Department  were arrested, stripped of their badges and firearms and hauled to jail for running a massive police burglary ring.

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District Court of Appeal Requests Florida Supreme Court Decide Constitutionality Of Drug Law Quickly

In an opinion dated September 28, 2011, a Florida District Court of Appeal has certified that an appeal from a recent ruling finding Florida’s primary drug prossession statute unconstitutional involves an issue of great public importance that requires immediate resolution by the Florida Supreme Court.  The appellate court’s certification is essentially a request that Florida’s highest court resolve issues recently raised about the constitutionality of Florida's drug statute as quickly as possible. The appellate court’s certification was entered as prosecutors in Manatee County Florida appealed Circuit Court Judge Scott Brownell’s dismissal of drug charges against forty-two defendants to the Second District Court of Appeal.  Judge Brownell’s recent order finding Florida’s drug statute unconstitutional, as well as other similar recent court rulings, have been discussed previously in this blog and can be found here.

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September 29, 1995 Atheist Leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair Murdered - Today In Crime History

On this day, Sept. 29, in the year 1995, atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair was murdered in Texas during a kidnapping and extortion scheme.

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September 28, 1973, IT&T Building Bombed In New York - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 28,  in the year 1973, a bomb was detonated at the IT&T (International Telephone & Telegraph) building in New York.  The explosive device was placed in the company's Latin American section and caused extensive damage to several offices.  No one was killed or injured.  Another bomb was detonated that same day at IT&T's Rome headquarters.

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