BLAME EPISODE 3: AN EXORBITANT AMOUNT OF LIFE INSURANCE -- No fingerprints, no ballistics, no autopsy – each sparking numerous questions about what happened the day Jill Wells died in a shooting blamed on her 6-year-old son.
And now, 9Wants To Know has uncovered multiple life insurance policies, including one that was purchased just weeks before Jill died.
For years, her sisters have wondered privately whether it was really the accident that was portrayed by Jill’s husband, Mike Wells.
EPISODE 2: Nobody investigated it
EPISODE 1: Accident or murder?
But they have never heard the details of those insurance policies.
We’re in Missouri, where investigative reporter Kevin Vaughan walks them through hundreds of pages of documents detailing that insurance and showing just how little was done during the original investigation of the shooting.
Those documents are a surprise in some respects. And they raise new questions for Jill’s sisters.
BLAME is a podcast produced by the 9Wants to Know investigative reporting team at 9NEWS in Denver, Colo. Reporter Kevin Vaughan takes you along as 9Wants to Know investigates a mother’s death, her husband’s secrets and the lax police work that far too quickly accepted the story that the couple’s 6-year-old son was to BLAME.
It takes you back to the beginning, the day Jill Wells died and her husband Mike told authorities their son Tanner pulled the trigger, to re-examine the crime and ask investigators, family and friends the question: Who’s really to BLAME?
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