Justice can be expensive -- but the cost of injustice is often even higher. Case in point: the horrifically botched investigation into the 1987 murder of Fort Collins' Peggy Hettrick. Thus far, the case has cost authorities at least $10.5 million -- the latest $500,000 as a result of a failed prosec ... More >>
Robert Dewey always insisted that he didn't rape and murder nineteen-year-old Jacie Taylor in Palisade circa 1994 -- and now authorities have reportedly reached the same conclusion.
Unfortunately, this determination comes after he's spent almost sixteen years in jail for the crime.
Timothy Masters.Timothy Masters was awarded $4.1 million by the Eighth Judicial District of Larimer County and received $5.9 million from the City of Fort Collins after being wrongly convicted in the 1987 murder of Peggy Hettrick. But he's now received something just as valuable -- he's been ... More >>
Susan Greene.Update below: Susan Greene resigned from the Denver Post late last year after being told her column would be canceled -- and while she was clearly saddened by the circumstances of her departure, she had only positive things to say about colleagues and didn't criticize the paper a ... More >>
Vicki Ferrari.Last September, we told you about a police brutality lawsuit targeting Denver Police officer Abbe Dorn, a former American Gladiator contender. Now, Vicki Ferrari -- a Dorn pal who's also a Denver cop and onetime American Gladiator contestant -- is on the cusp of a trial in a sui ... More >>
Susan Greene."Trashing the Truth," a 2007 series by Miles Moffeit and Susan Greene about DNA evidence, remains the finest piece of journalism by the Denver Post over the past decade -- a controversial but deserved Pulitzer Prize finalist. Three years later, however, neither writer works for t ... More >>
Seth Brigham under arrest.Seth Brigham's nipple-baring appearance at a Boulder City Council meeting in February to (sort of) protest a proposed nudity ordinance that would have banned female nipples displays led to Brigham's arrest -- an action that recently cost Boulder $10,000. But did it a ... More >>
Peggy Hettrick.In recent years, the 1987 murder of Fort Collins' Peggy Hettrick has been mentioned most often in relation to Tim Masters, who was improperly convicted of the crime, leading to settlements totaling $10 million.
But the case remains unsolved -- which makes word of new evidence ... More >>
TrueCrimeReport.com, a national crime website by Westword parent Village Voice Media, has been giving Colorado unwanted attention. Three weeks after Tim Masters case detective James Broderick finished first on the site's weekly Top 5 Police Blunders list, the Denver Police Department has reac ... More >>
Douglas Bruce.Coloradans for Responsible Reform has tons of money to fight tax-cutting amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, not to mention some heavy hitters in its corner; for instance, its spokesman, Dan Hopkins, used to do the same job for Governor Bill Owens. So what's one of its key ... More >>
Jim Broderick.In June, we told you about the indictment of Detective James Broderick on eight perjury counts related to the case of Tim Masters, who was wrongfully convicted of murder.
Now, Broderick's got another dubious achievement on his résumé. He's number one on a just-published list ... More >>
Tim Masters on Channel 4.On June 8, when the City of Fort Collins announced that it would pay $5.9 million to Tim Masters, who was wrongfully convicted of murder, his attorney, David Lane, attorney, said Detective James Broderick still needed to be held accountable.
Perhaps the eight counts ... More >>
Dean Evan Scott.These days, we're accustomed to cold cases heating up due to DNA evidence of the sort that earned Tim Masters $10 million for a false murder conviction.
But DNA wasn't a factor in the arrest this week of Dean Evan Scott for the 2002 murder of Willie Robinson. Aurora Police sp ... More >>
Seth Brigham being arrested.To protest an ordinance that might have criminalized women who publicly bare their nipples, Boulder's Seth Brigham stripped to his boxers at a February city council meeting -- and was promptly arrested.
Four months later, David Lane, fresh from winning a $5.9 mill ... More >>
Tim Masters can finally move forward.When Tim Masters, whose 1999 murder conviction was tossed thanks to DNA evidence, received $4.1 million from the Eighth Judicial District of Larimer County in February, we predicted there'd be more cash to come.
Bingo. Today, the City of Fort Collins and ... More >>
Kevin LeWayne McKinney was being held on unrelated charges.While the Aurora Police Department still has plenty of work to do regarding a double shooting yesterday at the Sommerset Gardens Apartments, the APD appears to have finally cleared a previously unsolved crime from its books.
Diane Ca ... More >>
Timothy Masters, as seen in a 2008 Channel 4 report, is finally getting paid for time served.Timothy Masters, whose 1999 murder conviction was tossed following revelations about DNA-shaped holes in the case reported by the Denver Post and other news organizations, will receive $4.1 million fr ... More >>
The Coloradoan's October 16 front-page headline works in "Falcon" and "nest." Why didn't we think of that?In contrast to Channel 9, whose website was a veritable mob scene during the Balloon Boy festivities yesterday (the 4.6 million page views it registered were roughly six times more than u ... More >>