Today in True Crime History: November 2
1859 — John Brown, an abolitionist, is found guilty of murder. He had conspired with slaves to revolt. He was sentenced to death.
1870 — Thomas James Smith, sometimes called Bear River, is killed in the line of duty. He was nearly decapitated while working as a lawman.
1973 — Gerald Ford, vice-president, approves the decision to investigate President Richard Nixon as…