Sedona AZ (October 4, 2019) – Jana Bommersbach believes that the case of Debra Milke was a disgusting case of injustice. For a quarter-century, Arizona was certain Debra Milke was a baby killer. We believed she belonged on death row for having her four-year-old son killed on his way to see Santa. And then in 2013, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ask Arizona how it ever convicted this woman in the first place, declaring it must either give her a new trial or set her free. The ruling sent shockwaves through the state and its legal community. In 2015 the Arizona Court of Appeals agreed and freed Debra Milke, saying her case was “a stain on the legal system of Arizona” and they hope to never see a case like this again. Jana Bommersbach spent three years investigating this sensational murder case, finding the shocking truth. She herself had always believed Milke was guilty and now realizes “I have never been so wrong.”
Jana Bommersbach is one of Arizona’s most acclaimed journalists. The Arizona Press Club honored her lifetime of achievement with its highest honor: The Distinguished Service Award. The Society of Professional Journalists inducted her into the ORDER OF THE SILVER KEY as an “inspiration to the state’s media community.” She has been Arizona Journalist of the Year and twice was recognized as the nation’s top city magazine columnist.
Bring your brown bag or purchase lunch at the Snack Bar in Building F at the Verde Valley Campus, located at 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale on Thursday, October 17, to Room M-137, 12:30 – 1:30 and join us at this free lunchtime forum, sponsored by Yavapai College.
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) offers academic, not-for-credit programs for adults 50 years old or older at program sites at Verde Valley Campus, Sedona Center, and Camp Verde Library. OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley is a program of the Division of Lifelong Learning at Yavapai College. Fall Term starts October 7 and we are accepting registrations now until October 25. For information about OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley, contact Linda Shook, Associate Dean Sedona Center and OLLI Director Sedona/Verde Valley, at the OLLI office, 928-649-4275, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.yc.edu/ollisedonaverde.