BLAME EPISODE 8: NO ONE’S GONNA CHARGE A 6-YEAR-OLD – At the center of the questions about the death of Jill Wells is the little boy who was blamed for it.
For more than 15 years he’s lived with the reality of what happened on that remote Lincoln County ranch.
Now, he’s a grown man. And as we’ve searched for information that will shed light on the events of March 28, 2001, he’s been central to our thoughts.
What might it mean for him to have this terribly painful episode in his life discussed publicly – and to confront the suspicion of many people that he may not have been responsible for his mother’s death?
Listen as we discuss the case with Dr. Max Wachtel, a forensic psychologist, to get his thoughts on the ways all of this could affect Tanner – the shoddy original investigation, the new search for answers years later, and the lingering questions about what actually happened the day Jill died.
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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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