Blame is a 9Wants to Know podcast centered on the death of Jill Wells. She was shot and killed March 28, 2001 on a rural ranch in Lincoln County. Her husband Mike Wells and two young sons were the last three people to see her alive.
Investigators seemed to accept without question her husband’s account of the story, that 6-year-old Tanner pulled the trigger by accident.
For years, dozens of people have carried a nagging doubt that this is what truly happened – and it’s a doubt that 9Wants to Know explores in the podcast “Blame.”
Here’s how to find “Blame:”
You can join the conversation by using #BLAMEpodcast and by following 9Wants to Know on Facebook and Twitter.
PHOTOS: Key players in the Jill Wells case
Born Jill Evenson in Sioux Falls, S.D., she was a registered nurse, wife of Mike Wells, and mother of two young sons, Tanner and Jacob.
A native of Nevada, Mo., he operated his own construction business and married Jill in 1991, about two years after his first marriage ended in divorce.
The older of Mike and Jill Wells' two sons. He was days from turning 7 years old on the day he was alleged to have accidentally shot and killed his mother.
The Lincoln County sheriff from 1975 to 2007 and one of the two officers who responded to the scene of Jill Wells’ death.
LeRoy Yowell’s son and the longtime undersheriff in Lincoln County. He was the lead investigator of Jill Wells’ death.
PHOTOS: An aerial view of Lincoln County
Lincoln County encompasses more than 2,500 square miles.
Farms and ranches share the landscape with wind turbines.
On a clear day, the Front Range is visible from much of Lincoln County.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is located in Hugo, the county seat.
Vast sections of the county are used for farming and ranching.
You can travel for miles without seeing a home.
The ranch where Jill Wells died.