State group honors prosecutor in Dewey case

Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Assistant 21st Judicial District Attorney Rich Tuttle, above, on Monday was presented with the Robert R. Gallagher Colorado Prosecutor of the Year award during the fall meeting of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council in Breckenridge. Tuttle helped prosecute Robert Dewey, below, in the June 1994 slaying of 19-year-old Jacie Taylor in Palisade. Earlier this year, Tuttle personally supervised a task force of various law enforcement representatives to re-investigate the case, which led to the exoneration of Dewey. Tuttle is shown in Mesa County District Court in 2010.



Tuttle award

Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Assistant 21st Judicial District Attorney Rich Tuttle, above, on Monday was presented with the Robert R. Gallagher Colorado Prosecutor of the Year award during the fall meeting of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council in Breckenridge. Tuttle helped prosecute Robert Dewey, below, in the June 1994 slaying of 19-year-old Jacie Taylor in Palisade. Earlier this year, Tuttle personally supervised a task force of various law enforcement representatives to re-investigate the case, which led to the exoneration of Dewey. Tuttle is shown in Mesa County District Court in 2010.

Richard Tuttle’s worst result spurred his finest hour. And Robert Dewey — wrongfully imprisoned for murder in 1996 in what was Tuttle’s first murder prosecution — owes…




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