August 20, 2014
The murder of 52-year-old Steamboat Springs businessman Gerald Boggs on Oct. 21, 1993, was dubbed the “Black Widow” killing because of some bizarre circumstances involving one of two defendants in the case, which drew international attention. Ultimately, Boggs’ former wife, Jill Coit, and her boyfriend, Michael Backus, were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.
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