It Made Terrible Sense

A father is shot dead with his own gun—by his own children

It was the first homicide in six months for Cheyenne, Wyo., and one that area residents will long remember. When Richard C. Jahnke, 38, an IRS senior agent, stepped out of his blue Volkswagen to open the garage door of his $125,000 red brick home on Cowpoke Road one evening last month, he walked into an ambush of shotgun slugs. He died instantly, and the attacker swiftly fled with an accomplice through a bedroom window. But when, within twelve hours, police arrested the two alleged murderers, the reaction was shock...

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