Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: James Hogue, a onetime teen impersonator recently named the sixth most famous con man of all-time has been sentenced to six years in prison for the latest oddball acts in a criminal career full of them, involving an illegal shack built on the grounds of a ski area. Westword has the story.
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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Michael Sura, the defendant in the case, is 72 years old. Yet the complaint filed on behalf of Stuart Pendleton contends that Sura was racing another skier at the time of the crash at what the complaint describes as a “fast and uncontrolled speed.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: CBS has formally asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of Burke Ramsey over a 2016 docuseries in which a team of analysts concluded that he’d murdered his sister, JonBenét Ramsey, in their Boulder home on Christmas Day 1996. In response, Ramsey family attorney Lin Wood summarily rejects the arguments made by CBS and Dr. Werner Spitz, a participant in the docuseries being sued separately for comments he made last September during a WWJ-AM/CBS Detroit interview publicizing the program. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The death of John Patrick Walter in Fremont County jail was absolutely unnecessary, according to a lawsuit filed by his family. The complaint contends that Walter was allowed to slowly, painfully expire as a result of withdrawal from a prescription medication by representatives of a private, for-profit company under contract to provide health-care services for inmates. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Rocky Pedersen, who has been charged with 35 criminal counts, including attempted first-degree murder, for a series of robberies at marijuana businesses over the past five months, once owned a medical marijuana dispensary that was itself the target of a high-profile robbery back in 2013. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: It’s taken nearly eight years, but members of the Martinez family, best known for performing together in a mariachi band, have finally won their lawsuit against the City of Denver over a wrong-house police raid during which some of them were beaten by mistaken, then wrongly charged with assault against the officers who’d attacked them. Here are the startling details. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Just shy of two years after a pair of police officers shot and killed seventeen-year-old Jessie Hernandez while she was behind the wheel of a stolen car, the department for which the officers work has announced that they will face no discipline over the controversial case, since their actions didn’t violate policy about firing into a moving vehicle in place at the time of the incident. But from the family’s perspective, that doesn’t close the case. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A police department in a legal-marijuana state has released data revealing the number of local homicides linked by a so-called “marijuana nexus” during the past three years, with the 2016 numbers showing that weed was a factor in more than a third of the killings. Westword has the story.