- FEATURE: The Path to Ruins, Burgeoning author Andrew Munz hunts down Jess Walter
- WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Dear writers: Dream big
- GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Fur and loathing in the airport
- GET OUT: King keeps it simple and light
- CULTURE FRONT: New life in the lab
- MUSIC BOX: Go to Therapy with The New Mastersounds
- THIS WEEK: JANUARY 21-27
- PROPS & DISSES
- COSMIC CAFE: Q: Am I an old soul or a new soul?
- Hooters rumor a bust
Donaldson offers no defense, found guilty
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Corey Donaldson, the Utah man who robbed U.S. Bank in Jackson Hole on New Year’s Eve, was found guilty Thursday. A jury returned the verdict in 50 minutes after Donaldson presented no case in defending himself. He called no witnesses and presented no evidence. Against the wishes of his advising council, he wanted to show a video tape of his confession, where Donaldson supposedly waxed poetically about his motivation for stealing more than $140,000. Judge Alan Johnson would not allow it saying it didn’t matter why he robbed the bank, the jury was being asked only to determine whether he did or not.
Donaldson urged the jury to do the “patriotic thing” and find him not guilty on grounds that his intent was merely to redistribute wealth to the needy. Prosecutor Todd Shugart called his closing statement “obscene.”
Sentencing is scheduled for July.