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The VW Bug and the insurance scam. The Kait Arquette Case

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The Other Side of Justice

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On July 16th 1989, Kaitlyn "Kait" Arquette was driving from her girlfriend's house when she was shot twice in the head while seated in the driver seat of her car.  This case became strange from the begining.  A marked patrol, yet to be identified was on the scene prior to the first reported responding officer according to a witness.  The responding officer left the scene prior to EMT workers arriving, according to several statements by the EMT workers.  A potential suspect was standing next to Kait's vehicle even before police arrived.  His Volkswagen matched the description of a vehicle seen following Kait prior to her death.  Kait's boyfriend was involved in a multi million dollar insurance scam and part of a Vietnamese organized crime group.  Some of his counterparts also drove a Volkswagen matching the one seen following Kait prior to her death.  Albuquerque Police concluded Kait's death was the result of a random drive by shooting.  However, some of those same officers in charge of the case or those investigating it were later arrested for felony offenses.  Kait's mother and her family refuse to believe her daugther's death was the result of a random act.  In 1992, Kait's mother Lois Duncan authored a book entitled "Who Killed My Daughter".  23 years later, Kait's family fights to find justice for Kait.  Tune in this Wednesday when our guest will be Lois Duncan to discuss Kait Arquette's case on The Other Side of Justice.