News, December 9th


Glenwood Springs—-The British man who killed his wife and dumped her body in a remote part of Garfield County 16  years ago may end up serving the remainder of his prison term in England.  49 year old Marcus Bebb-Jones is asking to be transferred to his homeland according to a Colorado law that allows foreign nationals to do so in countries who have treaties with the United States.  The poker champion and former Grand Junction motel owner confessed to killing his Vietnamese wife Sabrina in 1997 before faking his own suicide and then driving to Las Vegas where he maxed out her credit cards gambling.  Sabrina Bebb-Jones was listed as missing until her skull was found by a rancher in 2004 on Douglas Pass.  Marcus Bebb-Jones was extradited back to Garfield County five years later and charged with 1st Degree Murder. He eventually confessed to the crime in exchange for a lesser charge of murder in the second degree in the heat of passion and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. 


DENVER —-Aron Ralston is free to go.  The adventurous outdoorsman and avid rock climber who cut off his forearm after being trapped by a boulder in a Utah canyon 10 years ago, will not face domestic violence charges.  Ralston was arrested yesterday along with his girlfriend in Denver after the pair reportedly got into a fight in front of their 8-week-old child.  Both Ralston and Vita Shannon were booked into jail on suspicion of assault and wrongs to minors, a charge that is made when kids are present during an altercation but not hurt.  Charges against Ralston’s girlfriend are still pending.  Ralston’s dramatic ordeal and self-amputation in 2003 was depicted in the acclaimed movie, “127 Hours.”


FORT COLLINS (AP) – A Loveland doctor who recommended medical marijuana for an undercover cop could be going to prison for a long time.75-year-old Dr. Dallas Devere Williams has been convicted of attempting to influence a public servant.  Williams was charged after a 2012 examination of an undercover officer wearing a wire. The undercover officer said the aching foot he reported was never examined before Williams gave him paperwork to obtain a medical marijuana license. State law requires physicians recommending pot to have “bona fide” relationships with patients. The Williams recommendation was made before Colorado’s 2012 vote to legalize marijuana use without a doctor’s recommendation.  Williams was convicted Friday in Larimer County. He faces a maximum penalty of two to six years in prison at sentencing Jan. 16.