Today in True Crime History: November 2

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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…

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