100 Years Ago Today: Mob Hunts Two Murderers

Aspen Democrat-Times, April 12, 1919 In March 2019, Colorado lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 19-182, which would have abolished capital punishment in the state. Just one month later, the bill was already dead, for another year anyway. But that's only the most recent chapter in the fraught history of the death penalty in Colorado. The death …

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100 Years Ago Today: Wealthy Rancher Murdered, Buried Under Manure

Wray Rattler, February 27, 1919 John Breuss went missing from his Silt, Colorado ranch home on November 18, 1918. By late December of that year, Sheriff Charles W. Fravert of Garfield County, on suspicion that Breuss was dead, offered a $250 reward for the recovery of Breuss' body, and another $250 for any information leading …

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