Barbara Sattler

Author of legal thrillers

A NOVEL ENDING

A Novel Ending I look out the window at the rain, listen to the thunder as it bangs louder and louder. Will this be the last storm I see? Rain in Tucson is a gift, especially today. My son, Steve, went back to Denver. He can’t take much time off work. We’re close, but like me he’s a workaholic plus the father of two young boys who need him. When.. Read More

A NIGHT OF RAGE

Night of Rage I look out the window at the rain, listen to the thunder as it bangs louder and louder. Will this be the last storm I’ll ever hear? Rain in Tucson is a gift, especially today. My son, Steve, went back to Denver. He can’t take much time off work. We’re close, but like me he’s a workaholic plus the father of two young boys who need him… Read More

THE UNMAKING OF A MURDERER- Part 4 (criminal justice; juvenile, rehabilitation)

AUGUST 25, 2008 The doors of the prison open. Yuma, a hot day, but Manny’s free. He’s said his goodbyes to friends. Karista is waiting. They married while he was in prison. No history of living together. He’s got over $4000 in his pocket. Money earned from jobs he worked in prison. He was a dependable worker and one of the companies offered him a position as a supervisor upon.. Read More

UNMAKING OF A MURDERER – Part 3 (criminal justice; juvenile)

Manny 3 “Pack your stuff, you’re out of here.” At the stroke of midnight on Manny’s 17th birthday, his cell is opened and he’s transferred from a juvenile only minimum security unit to a high medium security yard. No time to say good bye to the young men he had lived with the last two years. He has to start all over forging relationships with new guards, new inmates. The.. Read More

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