Elise Thatcher

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Elise Thatcher is a reporter with Aspen Public Radio since 2013. 

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Pfister Murder Case
10:25 am
Sun June 22, 2014

More Questions Than Answers After Sentencing in Pfister Case

District Attorney Sherry Caloia and Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo discuss guilty plea and sentencing for William Styler, and a continuing investigation into Kathy Carpenter. June 20th, 2014
Elise Thatcher

Last Friday saw a strange turn in the case of what happened to Aspen native Nancy Pfister. One of the three defendants pled guilty in court and was sentenced.  Murder charges were dropped against the third and last defendant, but she wasn’t completely cleared, and attorneys raised questions about what they say were major mistakes in the investigation. 

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Nancy Pfister Murder
12:33 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

UPDATED: Mistaken 911 Transcript Used to Charge Carpenter.

Attorney Greg Greer holds a picture of the crime scene in the Pfister murder case. Greer and another attorney maintain serious mistakes led to what they say were erroneous charges against their client, Kathy Carpenter.
Credit Elise Thatcher

 

A judge sentenced William "Trey" Styler today to 20 years in prison for 2nd degree murder in the case of Aspen native Nancy Pfister. Styler plead guilty, saying it was crime of passion, and that accepted responsibility for Pfister's death. 

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Pfister Case
10:54 am
Fri June 20, 2014

BREAKING: Charges Dropped Against Carpenter

Credit Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

All charges have been dropped for Kathy Carpenter. But, the investigation into her possible involvement in the death of Nancy Pfister continues. Carpenter's attorneys plan to show what they call “false information” was used in her arrest.

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Pfister Case
10:04 am
Fri June 20, 2014

BREAKING: Styler Pleads Guity to Pfister Murder

William Styler led to court room on Friday June 20th, 2014.
Credit Elise Thatcher

BREAKING: William Styler pleads guilty in Pitkin County to 2nd degree murder in the Nancy Pfister case.

He's expected to serve 20 years in prison.

Details are expected soon.

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Mountain Edition
3:27 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Mountain Edition - June 19th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

There were surprising new developments this week in an Aspen murder case. We’ll have the latest.

The Pitkin County Commissioners approve a stop-gap measure to prevent mega events in environmentally sensitive areas. A huge wedding on the back of Aspen mountain prompted the move.

In Aspen Governor Hickenlooper apologizes to law enforcement for mistakes made with the state’s new gun laws.

Several sheriffs in Aspen for a conference are concerned about legal marijuana.

And, employers are figuring out pot and drug policies for workers.

Finally, we check in with newly insured locals who purchased health insurance plans through the state exchange.

That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.

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