Certainly, our collective psyche is forever branded with the names Columbine and JonBenét, but other terrible events like the murder of Darrent Williams have also made a lasting impression. Today at 2 p.m. at the Aurora Central Library, 14949 East Alameda Parkway in Aurora, High Crimes and Way Beyond Misdemeanors is a chance to explore some of Colorados lesser-known brushes with the law. Panelists include mystery novelist Mario Acevedo and Lieutenant Tim DuFour of the Aurora Police Department crime lab. Both have specific crimes they want to talk about that fascinate them, says library media contact Carol Foreman. Were going to specifically zero in on the murder of Darrent Williams, the Hayman fire and the embezzler Michelle Cawthra. Theyll be talking about the crimes, what events lead up to the crimes, and what could have made people think they would get away with such a thing. Also, Lieutenant DuFour is going to talk about what steps the police take to investigate these types of crimes. Audience questions are encouraged.
Admission is free; for more information, call 303-739-6600 or go to www.auroralibrary.org.
Sun., Oct. 5, 2 p.m., 2008