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Blame Podcast Episode 12: What we think happened is almost never what happened

At the center of the pursuit of the truth about the death of Jill Wells stands her son, Tanner.

BLAME EPISODE 12: WHAT WE THINK HAPPENED IS ALMOST NEVER WHAT HAPPENED – At the center of the pursuit of the truth about the death of Jill Wells stands her son, Tanner.

He was 6 years old the day he was blamed for the shooting that took his mother’s life. He’s a grown man now – a college student who has lived with the events of March 28, 2001, for more than 15 years.

He is the only one who knows what he thinks about this pursuit, who knows what he has thought about all these years.

Listen as he shares his thoughts on the effort to answer questions about his mother’s death. Listen as he shares his memories of his mother’s death.

And as Dr. Max Wachtel, a forensic psychologist, discusses the fallibility of human memory. Is it possible that what Tanner remembers isn’t exactly what happened?

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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Review key evidence in the case, meet the key players and learn more about the 9Wants To Know investigation into the death of Jill Wells on 9news.com/blame.