Post by CrepedCrusader on Mar 24, 2022 23:13:40 GMT
On the morning of Feb. 14, 1993 (Valentine's Day), the body of 26 year-old Billy Trimbach was found along the Interstate in Morgan County, Colorado. He'd been shot and killed before being dragged from a car and discarded. The day his body was found was the first anniversary of his marriage to his wife, Cindy. Billy lived with Cindy, as well their baby daughter and Cindy's 9 year-old son from a previous relationship. A mechanic, Billy spent much of his earnings on medication for Cindy, who was HIV+. Billy owned a 9mm handgun that was missing, and it was determined that he'd been killed with a 9mm bullet. In addition, blood traces matching Billy were found in the back of the couple's SUV.
Under questioning, Cindy claimed to have no knowledge of who might have killer her husband. Her son told authorities his stepfather had left with a man the day before his body was found, purportedly to assist the man with car troubles. Soon, police realized something shocking: Cindy had taken out a life insurance policy on her husband shortly before his death, and his signature was forged on the policy application.
After the funeral, Cindy moved with her children to Butte Montana. There, she told school officials that her son had witnessed his stepfather's murder. The following year, her son, now 10 years-old, took a gun to school and opened fire on the playground, killing one child. Too young to be charged with a crime, the boy was sent to a mental hospital. A couple years later, when questioned about the murder of Billy Trimbach again, the boy admitted to lying about seeing his stepfather leave with another man because he thought his mother was responsible for the murder and wished to protect her.
Cindy died of AIDS-related causes in 1994 without ever having been charged in Trimbach's murder. Another suspect in the murder, who at one point appeared ready to confess his involvement before his lawyer cut off contact with the police, committed suicide in 1998.