University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Tribulations and Trials


Cara Robertson and Rick Unklesbay combine their insights as attorneys with Matthew McGough and Kate Winkler Dawson's experiences as journalists to discuss true murder cases and the ways defendants have been investigated and tried.


Panelists
Matthew McGough

Matthew McGough is the author of "The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation," a book about the 1986 murder of Tucson native Sherri Rasmussen by an LAPD officer. Formerly a writer for NBC’s Law & Order, McGough lives in Los Angeles....

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Cara Robertson

Cara Robertson began researching the Borden case as a Harvard undergraduate in 1990. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and a juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School. She clerked at the Supreme Court of the United States, served as a legal adviser to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague and has written for various publications....

Rick Unklesbay

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 pentality system from a particularly knowledgable perspective....

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Kate Winkler Dawson

Kate Winkler Dawson is a seasoned documentary producer, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, WCBS News and ABC News Radio, PBS NewsHour and Nightline. She is the author of "Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City" and "American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI....

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