March 2022

Rick Unklesbay

Appearing Courtesy of The Cunningham Family

Rick Unklesbay, a graduate of the University of Arizona, has been a prosecutor for more than 30 years. His book "Arbitrary Death: A Prosecutor’s Perspective on the Death Penalty" analyzes the death penalty. As a prosecutor who has tried 20 death penalty cases, Unklesbay has witnessed first hand the interworkings of the death penalty system.


Scheduled events:
Trials & Tribulations
Cara Robertson and Rick Unklesbay combine their insights as attorneys with Matthew McGough's experience as a journalist to discuss true murder cases and the ways defendants have been investigated and tried.

Desert Diamond Casinos Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
True Crime
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Panelists: Matthew McGough, Cara Robertson, Rick Unklesbay
Moderator: Anne Segal
Investigating the Crime of Murder
Two fascinating murder investigations that took place nearly 90 years apart reflect both similarities and differences in the approaches taken by law enforcement and the judicial system.

Desert Diamond Casinos Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
True Crime
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Panelists: Matthew McGough, Cara Robertson
Moderator: Rick Unklesbay
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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