CD3 candidate Beeson catches cold case murder straight out of Hollywood

Ninth Judicial District DA Martin Beeson, one of two Republican challengers seeking U.S. Rep. John Salazar’s Third Congressional District seat, may be too busy to fully focus on the campaign trail these days after his office caught what promises to be a high-profile cold case.

Beeson told the Aspen Daily News Thursday that the case against English poker player Marcus Bebb-Jones, accused of murdering his wife at their Grand Junction hotel in 1997, will demand a lot of time and be like “something out of a Hollywood script.”

D.A. Martin Beeson

D.A. Martin Beeson

Beeson, who in announcing his candidacy accused Salazar of “confiscating destiny’s bounty” while serving on the House Appropriations Committee, got company in his bid for the CD3 nomination when State Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, earlier this month announced he would join the race. Tipton lost to Salazar in 2006. Beeson was handed the DA’s job when his predecessor was recalled for incompetence and nepotism.

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David O. Williams

is an award-winning reporter who has covered energy, environmental and political issues for years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Denver Post. He's founder of Real Vail
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