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More than 16 years after Jill Wells was killed on a remote ranch in Lincoln County, a central finding – that her 6-year-old son accidentally shot her – is now officially in doubt.
BLAME EPISODE 14: WE’VE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR THIS – More than 16 years after Jill Wells was shot and killed on a lonely Colorado ranch, public officials in Lincoln County are taking steps to address numerous questions raised by a 9Wants to Know investigation.
Was the death of Jill Wells an accident ... or murder?
When Jill Wells was shot to death in Lincoln County in 2001, the local sheriff, coroner and prosecutor quickly gave their official blessings to the story told by her husband – that the couple’s 6-year-old son accidentally pulled the trigger during a family target shooting session.
Here are some documents related to the death of Jill Wells.
Blame, a 9Wants to Know podcast, is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Jill Wells, who was shot and killed at a rural Lincoln County ranch on March 28, 2001.
The key players in BLAME a 9Wants to Know podcast.
On March 28, 2001, at a remote ranch on the eastern plains of Colorado, a gunshot took the life of Jill Wells, a 37-year-old mother of two sons.
Vickie Mahrling’s nightmare began May 30, 1968, the day her big brother’s Chevrolet smashed into a tree in the tiny northern Colorado town of Mead.
In Colorado, county coroners have the sole authority to order an autopsy in a death that's suspicious, unexpected, traumatic or violent.
Blame is a 9Wants to Know podcast centered on the death of Jill Wells.
Meet the three members of 9Wants to Know who put together Blame:
At the center of the pursuit of the truth about the death of Jill Wells stands her son, Tanner.