But Joy Mudd never had that conversation with Dee Quigley. As the DA's office ultimately admitted, Mudd had been wrongly identified on the Aronsons' transcript--and wrongly charged.
Mudd learned of those charges from a lawyer who'd seen the filing and wanted to know if she needed representation. Her first death threat was delivered that same evening.
Joy Mudd and her family have since left Colorado.
When chastising Westword for its coverage, Thomas was quick to defend the honor of his office: "We attempt to dispense justice in an even-handed and fair manner in every case presented to our office."