Twenty-year-old Columbo had left her family home two years earlier to live with DeLuca, a year-old married man. The pair later killed Frank, Mary and Michael Columbo in order to receive the family inheritance, unaware that the Columbos had written Patricia out of their wills years earlier.
As a year-old, Columbo worked in a suburban coffee shop where she met pharmacist Frank DeLuca, who managed the pharmacy next door. In AprilDeLuca brought Columbo to stay in his own home, despite the fact that he still lived with his wife and five kids. Her parents were relieved when she later told them she was going to move into her own apartment, and even provided her with money.
Ge finally initiates cleanup of polluted hudson river
They then bludgeoned Mike with a bowling trophy and stabbed him nearly times with scissors. Police questioned Patricia but had no reason to suspect her until the following week.
Inspired by the promise of reward money, a friend led police to the men who had discussed killing the Columbo family with Patricia. Apparently, he had kept them silent by threatening their families. While in jail, DeLuca attempted to have these witnesses killed by a cellmate, but another inmate thwarted the plan by telling the police.
The jury convicted Patricia Columbo and Frank DeLuca, and they were each sentenced to to years in prison. But Columbo managed to keep herself in the spotlight: Init was reported that she had assisted in organizing sex orgies involving guards and wardens at her prison in Dwight, Illinois.
High-ranking officials at the prison, including the warden, were forced to re in the wake of the scandal. After decades of environmental damage and legal wrangling, General Electric finally begins its government-mandated efforts to clean the Hudson River on May 15, One of America's largest and most prestigious corporations, GE had dumped harmful chemicals into the river for However, fighting and skirmishes between England and France had been going on in North America for years.
In the early s, French During an outdoor rally in Laurel, Maryland, George Wallace, the governor of Alabama and a presidential candidate, is shot by year-old Arthur Bremer. Three others were wounded, and Wallace was permanently paralyzed from the waist down.
The next day, while fighting for his life up now to learn about This Day in History straight from your inbox. On May 15,Lieutenant Ronald Reagan, a cavalry officer, applies for reasment to the Army Air Force, where he would eventually put his thespian background to use on World War II propaganda films.
The transfer was approved on June 9,and Reagan was given a job as After Congress adjourned its last meeting in Philadelphia on May 15, Adams told his cabinet to make sure Congress More than eight years after they intervened in Afghanistan to support the procommunist government, Soviet troops begin their withdrawal. The event marked the beginning of the end to a long, bloody, and fruitless Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
In DecemberSoviet troops By the end of the year, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had ensured that mandatory gasoline rationing was in effect in all 48 states. America had been Live TV. This Day In History.
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