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1998 Stories by Steve Jackson

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  • The Waiting Game

    published December 17, 1998

    Death is different," fellow jurists told District Judge Frank Plaut as he prepared for his first capital murder case, the trial of Robert Riggan... More >>

  • Trial and Tribulations, Part Two

    published November 26, 1998

    Amy Johnson and her fiance, Jason Sosebe, left their home shortly after six on the morning of May 17, 1997, heading down Old Hughesville Road... More >>

  • Trial and Tribulations

    published November 19, 1998

    Conversations stopped and heads turned as Joanne Cordova walked a along the fifth-floor corridor of the Jefferson County courthouse. She... More >>

  • Guerrillas in the Midst

    published October 15, 1998

    The two police officers met for coffee, as they often did, at the Homestead Restaurant in Idaho Springs one cold afternoon in November... More >>

  • Death Takes a Holiday

    published October 15, 1998

    Those waiting to see Colorado's new death-penalty tag team in action will have to wait even longer than expected. The first test of a... More >>

  • Weed Kills?

    published September 10, 1998

    Further proof that gardening can be hazardous to your health--or at least leave you digitally impaired--can be found in a nasty little weed that,... More >>

  • All That Remains

    published July 23, 1998

    The woman picked up the leg bone of Dr. Evgeny Botkin, the last physician for the last czar, and sniffed. Her Russian hosts couldn't have looked... More >>

  • Young Guns

    published June 18, 1998

    Janice didn't know why she tried to kill the other girl. "She just pissed me off," she told counselor Adolph Montana. So Janice had lain in... More >>

  • A Lawman on Domestic Violence

    published June 11, 1998

    Forgive Dave Thomas if he brings a private perspective on domestic violence to work with him. He lives with a small reminder of its devastation... More >>

  • Facing Off

    published June 11, 1998

    Despite the efforts made to streamline Colorado's domestic-violence system, it can still move dangerously slowly for some victims. Afraid and... More >>

  • Falling Through the Cracks

    published June 11, 1998

    Given his immediate charm, it wasn't surprising that Christopher Lance Johnson sold cars for a living. In fact, that was how he and Betty... More >>

  • A Shock to the System

    published June 11, 1998

    Domestic violence has a way of reaching out and touching the rest of society, sometimes with fatal consequences. The cases that get the... More >>

  • Hitting Them Where They Live

    published June 11, 1998

    Patricia Ann Burns had finally taken all she was going to from her husband, Clarence. One day in August 1982, the 38-year-old elementary-school... More >>

  • A Quick Ride on a Fast Track

    published June 11, 1998

    Even indoors, the young blond woman keeps her dark glasses on--the better to disguise, along with pancake makeup, the bruises on the right side of... More >>

  • Caught on Tape

    published April 23, 1998

    The TV news show 48 Hours portrayed former Denver cop Michael Newell as a hero two weeks ago for his efforts to protect women from the obsessed... More >>

  • The Unusual Suspect

    published February 19, 1998

    A year ago, Boulder police chief Tom Koby faced the cameras and promised that "our guy won't walk." Since then, of course, the JonBenet... More >>

  • Letty Wins

    published February 12, 1998

    The decisions of a Denver Probate Court judge that deprived 83-year-old Letty Milstein of her rights and her money were slapped down late last... More >>

  • Sage Remington

    published January 29, 1998

    Sage Douglas Remington marches to a different drummer. A Southern Ute drummer these days--but that's just one of the beats that's driven him over... More >>

  • The Wagers of Sin

    published January 22, 1998

    When the Jefferson County district attorney's office went after a dozen bookies from a Golden boiler-room sports-betting operation last year, the... More >>

  • Murderer's Row

    published January 15, 1998

    Earl Elder loaded a small artificial Christmas tree into his car and drove west into the mountains. Six miles past Idaho Springs, he exited the... More >>

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