Today in True Crime History: July 8
1944 — Booker Thomas Spicely is murdered in North Carolina, contributing to the rise of the Civil Rights Movement.
1945 — The Utah prisoner of war massacre occurs at midnight. The event took place at a prisoner-of-war camp in Salina, Utah.
1994 — A preliminary trial determines O.J. Simpson can be tried for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.