[Originally published in Devereux Newsletter No. 52, November 19, 2010] “Now the plot thickens very much upon us.” – George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham, 1628-1687 Preface Soon after the murder of Don Bolles, John Adamson revealingly told an acquaintance, “My people don’t give immunity.” It meant, he felt, that he couldn’t risk telling the truth. … Continue reading
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The Troubling Death of Tom Sanford: Was Don Bolles’ Editor Also Murdered?
[Originally published in Devereux Newsletter No. 51 (revised), October 30, 2010] “As a journalist, you have to print the truth whenever it emerges, even if it takes thirty years.” —Journalist Deborah Nelson Arizona State University graduate and 1997 Pulitzer Prize winner, April 5, 2009 … Continue reading
DIAL “M” FOR MOTOROLA: Postscript to “The Bolles Murder: A Case of Curious Coincidences”
In my Don Bolles homicide-related Newsletter No. 50, entitled “A Case of Curious Coincidences”, first published in my February 26, 2009 newsletter and now this blog, I also provided brief commentary on the much earlier murder in Illinois of the first wife of Motorola founder Paul Galvin. Along with her young maid, Edna Sibilski, the … Continue reading
Part 2: The Bolles Murder: A Case of Curious Coincidences
When I released Newsletter No. 50 on the Don Bolles homicide case back in February 2009, I also felt compelled to append copies of three documents to remove any uncertainties about several key aspects of that information. I have decided to make those documents available here as well. Click on the thumbnails for a view … Continue reading
The Bolles Murder: A Case of Curious Coincidences
[Originally published in Devereux Newsletter No. 50, February 26, 2009] A “strange coincidence,” to use a phrase By which such things are settled now-a-days. —Lord Byron ( 1788-1824) Any coincidence, I’ve learned, ought to be viewed with a modicum of suspicion when it neatly underpins the resolution of a contentious issue. Lord … Continue reading
London Bridge is Falling Down
[Originally published in Devereux Newsletter No. 49, May 20, 2002] Phoenix reporter Don Bolles was killed in June 1976. Millionaire businessman Robert McCulloch died in the Los Angeles area in February 1977. Although their deaths were some eight months and hundreds of miles apart, they might have been connected. And the link could have been … Continue reading
Playing Hide and Seek at the FBI
[Originally published in Devereux Newsletter No. 48, April 8, 2002] The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not get involved in many local homicide investigations, but it certainly did so when Phoenix journalist Don Bolles was the victim of a deadly car-bombing on June 2, 1976. And it did so for several reasons. First, it was … Continue reading
What the Hell Happened to Hesham Shehadi?
[Originally published in Devereux Newsletter No. 47, February 1, 2002] CAR BOMB KILLS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER Phoenix newspaper reporter Don Bolles was the victim of a car-bombing in a mid-town hotel parking lot on June 2, 1976, ultimately dying on June 13, 1976, from injuries and infection resulting from the blast. His life and death, his … Continue reading