Reading from the Voice Media empire: John Ramsey, father of JonBenét Ramsey, who was murdered in her Boulder, Colorado home on Christmas Day 1996, has filed a $350 million lawsuit against CBS and assorted individuals associated with The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, a 2016 docuseries in which a panel of experts concluded that Burke Ramsey, JonBenét’s brother, killed his sister with a blow to the head. In an interview on view here, Atlanta-based attorney Lin Wood, who also represents Bruke in a similar complaint filed late last year, maintains that the suit isn’t specifically intended to prevent news organizations from making such claims in the future, but he’s fine if it has that effect. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: We’ve finally learned the identity of the person who pleaded guilty in 2011 to killing his parents, Charles and Marilyn Long, and wounding two siblings when he was just twelve years old. He’s Gedeon Long, now nineteen, and a judge has approved his transfer to what’s referred to as a “less secure facility” in advance of his scheduled release from juvenile detention this time next year. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Tanner Flores, nineteen, has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Ashley Doolittle, his girlfriend, in June 2016. Flores killed Doolittle near his home , then transported her body across the state in his truck before being arrested. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: A city plans to purchase PT’s All Nude II, a defunct strip club, for $1.3 million, in an effort to spur an economic revival in the area. The building was shuttered in 2016 because of numerous public safety issues, with the most prominent among them being a September 2015 murder on an evening promoted as #SelfieSaturday. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Benjamin Davis, one of his state’s most notorious prisoners, died at a state penitentiary to which he’d been transferred. Davis, who is suspected of committing suicide, was the reputed leader of a white supremacist prison gang known as the 211 crew and a potential player in the 2013 execution-style murder of a prison official. He appears to have taken the truth about the case to his grave. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: This week, a trial began in the case of nineteen-year-old Tanner Flores, who’s accused of killing his former girlfriend, eighteen-year-old rodeo queen Ashley Doolittle, and driving her body across the state in his truck. But we already know Flores, who’ll turn twenty on Halloween, won’t face the ultimate punishment, because prosecutors have confirmed that they won’t seek the death penalty. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Tattoo artist Brian Pattison has been found guilty of killing Shane Richardson last year, then starting a fire that closed an iconic bagel shop located in the same structure, for months. Prosecutors say Pattison came to Richardson’s apartment for a “tattoo party” that went terribly wrong. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: David Batty, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing Tonya Lei Webster last year, has been sentenced to 48 years in jail. It’s the maximum punishment possible in Colorado for the crime. But the horrific nature of Batty’s actions, which included sodomizing Webster with a novelty baseball bat after strangling her to death, was only one reason for the length of this jolt. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Ignacio Luque-Verdugo received the maximum sentence in a 2014 triple shooting at the Bronco Bar that the judge in the case described as an execution. Prosecutors said a man killed in the incident was shot six times, with five of the bullets fired into his back after he was already down. Westword has the story.