October 14th meeting: Prosecuting Homicides; Investigative Reporting

In spite of the image presented on crime shows, a case isn’t done at arrest. The accused still has to be convicted. Join us in welcoming Chief Trial Counsel Jonathan Mosher of the Pima County Attorney’s Office, who will give us a look inside specific, high-profile homicide trials to illustrate common challenges faced in homicide cases and how to overcome them. Specifically, he will talk about the disappearance and murder of Kay Read and the cold case murder trial of her killer.

We’ll have a delicious lunch, and a fun book drawing.

In our afternoon session, Arizona Daily Star reporter Tim Steller will discuss investigative reporting.  How do reporters choose their topics to investigate? What are the challenges? How have changes in news media affected the ability to do investigative reporting? Bring your questions for him!

RSVP by 9:30 am, Wednesday, October 11th to save your place. $30 non-members includes lunch. $25 RSVP’d AMW (not Meetup) members. Pay at the door. RSVP by clicking the button on http://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Mystery-Writers-of-Tucson/ or email amwmembershipchair@gmail.com. See you there!

Reminder: Our prices are $25 for RSVP’d AMW members, $30 non-members.

Note: AMW will have a table at the All-Zona Book Fest! It’s Sunday October 15th, 11-3, at the Jewish Community Center. Want to sell your books at our table? Contact Jane (Publicity Chair) through our website’s contact page at http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=64. You can find out more about the All-Zona Book Fest at http://geckogalsink.wixsite.com/all-zonabookfest.

Also, our contest winners were announced at the September meeting. You can find their stories here: http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1245