Day 15 – morning


Happy Monday!

I’m sitting here looking out at a very grey day over the Sound, with a candle lit, a fresh cup of coffee and a perfect song on my Pandora.

Let’s see if I can share it with you.

I didn’t find the exact song but found this instead. Boy just watching his face and his deep focus.  Brilliant.  This song shares the mood of today…

I almost exclusively listen to my Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays Pandora station when I write.  I’ve tried others, and sometimes switch to Spa Suite but I always return to this one.  It has just the mood that works for me.

I spent much of yesterday wading through an extremely bizarre deposition with a woman who was married to a Homicide detective assigned early on to Cindy’s murder.

There are so many freakish twists and turns in the case but I have to say this one takes the cake.  First off, since Cindy’s body was discovered in Pinal County, they started the homicide investigation. But the case began in Maricopa County, where she lived (Mesa) so they had initiated the Missing Person’s end of it.  Mesa PD is MUCH larger and better funded/staffed so it was quickly tossed to them to handle the whole thing.  Mark Jones of the Mesa PD orchestrated the arrests but Chris Wesbrock of Pinal was interviewing Rudi when he was arrested.  It was a bit chaotic and confusing with egos bumping in to one another I’m told.


The deposition I dove in to yesterday was with Janet Wesbrock–the wife of Chris.  The only reason I brought this 200+ page document with me was because Cathy Hughes said something like “oh you have to read that one” as we were going through the voluminous boxes in her study.  She sighed remembering how difficult this witness was for her to deal with.

Chris and Janet Wesbrock met on a homicide investigation–her husband’s.  Her husband’s murder that was never solved.

They later married and this is where things get really freaky.  Det. Wesbrock, in attempting to make disposition of their informant granted immunity, Anke Dorn, decided it was a good idea to LET HER STAY IN THEIR HOME.  He brought this woman, an accomplice to a vicious homicide, who he KNEW had been at the scene when Cindy was stabbed repeatedly, who he KNEW had helped cover it up extensively, in to his home with his wife who was a homicide victim’s surviving spouse and their young children.

Yes I can feel you doing this:


The behavior got even weirder with strange gifts given Anke, Janet turning on Cathy Hughes viciously attacking her in her journal which she herself turned over to the Judge and Janet bonding with Anke, a likely conspirator in a homicide.

How weird is all of that?

Her deposition is hostile and just a downright freak show.  I wrote a chapter about it yesterday and here are some excerpts from the depo I didn’t include–there was just SO MUCH:

After going at length indicating she was fearful of Anke in her home, on page 47 this happens:

CH:  Well, did you attend the preliminary hearing when it concluded on January 17, 1988?

JW:  That’s correct.

CH:  And on that particular day, in fact, you sat in the courtroom while Anke Dorn testified, is that right?

JW:  That is correct.

CH: And did you do that because you wanted to offer some sort of comfort or friendship to her in the courtroom?

JW: That’s correct

And later, after admitting she’d taken Anke on a little outing to a lake with her children, AFTER Anke had been removed from her home:

CH:  And is there anyone who has forced you, in any respect, to maintain contact with her?

JW:  No one; but — a sympathetic thing.  She had indicated to me on several occasions , even while she was in my home, that she would take her life.  And I felt as one human being to another under a very stressful situation, that I owed the human kindness to at least listen to someone in an extremely stressful situation.

Janet Wesbrock maintained that she never spoke with Anke about the case as she was instructed but her own journal indicated she maintained weeks if not months of contact with her.  She visited her repeatedly for coffee, talked on phone extensively including doing so as “spies” fearing the phone was bugged and Janet wrote extensively about the brothers and the case in her journal.  Information she’d not have known if not talking to Anke about it.  She also trashed Cathy Hughes to high heaven which will never ingratiate her in to my respect.


I should bond with a murder victim’s surviving spouse but in this case no thank you.

I got curious about Janet after reading so much about her and found a Facebook page with no picture (I just wanted to put a face to her nutty ramblings) yet I found one curious thing even without friending her.

Of the businesses she “likes” on Facebook is an obscure German restaurant in downtown Mesa.  The very restaurant that the brothers, and Anke, used as a meeting up point as they took Cindy to the desert to kill her.  Janet mentions this restaurant in some of her talks with Anke.

Eerie I tell you.  Just fucking eerie.

Now I’m off to write and read some more.  I doubt I will leave the house today as I got plenty of supplies yesterday, the fog has creeped in all around me and I’m in a writing mood.  I finished two big chapters yesterday…maybe today I’ll crank out three.


2 thoughts on “Day 15 – morning

  1. Kathy, I’ve been reading your blog daily. Perhaps you remember me from my trip from Indiana to Arizona for JA trial, including a rooftop cocktail hour. Anyway, this blog post is so disturbing. From my own DV experience from hell, the “JA Is Innocent” crazies, and this woman that you write about, I am shocked. I have trust issues since my experience, but this woman is a case for psychological study.

    I look forward to your book, but better yet, I look forward to your “happily ever after.” You put yourself out there so uninhibitedly, and the universe responded. Brava!


    1. Of course I remember you! Thanks for stopping by and reading! Yes the psych aspects are always so compelling right? I watched a film over the weekend that made me think of JA’s twisted reality-called Tabloid on netflix. Whew! Nice to see you adn thanks for cheering me on! I’m very happy! 😀


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