Barbara Sattler

Author of legal thrillers

THE UNMAKING OF A MURDERER – Part Two

THE UNMAKING OF A MURDERER – Part 2 We find the trial court committed reversible error by failing to allow the defendant to place into evidence the statements of George Moreno. We thereby order that the case be reversed,the conviction vacated and the case remanded to Pima County Superior Court. State versus Mejias Arizona Supreme Court We are elated, but know the state will retry Manny. The Pima County Attorneys.. Read More

THE UNMAKING OF A MURDERER

In the summer of l988 Manny Mejias, 15, was forging checks, doing drugs and was the wrong crowd. His parents worked long hours, didn’t have a clue. Linda, Manny’s sister and confidante, the only positive influence in his life, left for college. On Feb. 12,1988 Manny helped commit a murder. I was his lawyer. Two friends of Manny, George, 18, and Dave, 17, asked his help to get revenge on.. Read More

ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – Transverse Myelitis

       ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE  One day in l994 Pauline Siegel, a 35 year-old elementary school teacher in good health, bent down and was instantly paralyzed from the waist down. What could be worse than that?  A trip to the emergency room and learning that the doctor not only doesn’t know what’s wrong but implies, “It’s in your head.” What could be worse than that?  Enduring.. Read More

SOME THINGS CONSIDERED

WELCOME TO SOME THINGS CONSIDERED: I start soon with ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  You will meet Sandy Siegel, a hero to those with rare neurological diseases that don’t have enough sufferers  to have telethons or Congressional funding. Next I plan of talking about my love of reading, starting with a book entitled, A Man Called Ove, by Frederik Backman.  Other things I want to consider are pets, growing older and food… Read More