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Dear Dr. Thompson: Felony Murder, Hunter S. Thompson and the Last Gonzo Campaign

Dear Dr. Thompson: Felony Murder, Hunter S. Thompson and the Last Gonzo Campaign

by Matthew L. Moseley


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Where serving a life sentence in prison, twenty-five-year-old Lisl Auman wrote an off-chance letter to legendary Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson to complain that his books were not available in the prison library. Auman's tragic story began in 1997 when she took a ride in the Thunder Chicken--a freshly stolen red Trans Am--with skinhead Matthaeus Jaehnig. Their brief and devastating journey resulted in the death of Denver Policy Officer Bruce VanderJagt. Jaehnig shot VanderJagt then turned the gun on himself--all while Auman was already in handcuffs in a police cruiser. Two officers later said they saw Auman hand Jaehnig the murder weapon and she was sentenced to life without parole. Communications strategist Matthew Moseley also wrote his own memo to Thompson, outlining how to organize a grassroots campaign to free Lisl Auman from prison and to take on the draconian felony murder law. Dear Dr. Thompson chronicles Lisl's epic struggles and takes you inside the last--and perhaps greatest--Gonzo campaign.

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ISBN-13: 9781517359584
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Matthew L. Moseley is a communications and public affairs strategist who lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife Kristin Howse Moseley, and their children, Charles and Amelia. He has managed many projects for corporations and organizations and has spent his career at the intersection of public policy, business and government. He has also worked on numerous political campaigns. Matthew has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and he has completed three world record adventure swims.

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