Page 4 of 4

A month after the general election, the grand jury concluded its investigation without issuing any indictments. Six months later, however, at the insistence of two of Larry Ocrant's three grown children, one tantalizing sentence of the grand jury report was released. Ocrant's death, the jurors had concluded, was a homicide, not a suicide. In late 1991 all the testimony referring to the Ocrant portion of the investigation (and some about Poundstone) was released to the public.

The mess is still slopping its way through the courts. Two of the Ocrant children have filed suit against their stepmother and Greenwood Village officials, alleging a conspiracy to cover up the circumstances of Larry Ocrant's death. Former councilwoman Sueann Ocrant has filed suit against those stepchildren and the Rocky Mountain News, alleging they placed her in a false light as a murderess.

end of part 1

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Karen Bowers