DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – Explosive new details are coming out in the murder of two people earlier this year in Keene Ranch in Douglas County, after the suspects in the killings appeared in court for their preliminary hearings.
26-year-old Josiah Sher said he murdered Amara Wells, 38, and Wells’ brother-in-law Bob Rafferty, 49, using two handguns and a knife early on the morning of February 23, 2011.
He said he was high on cocaine when he tried to cover evidence by setting fire to the Keene Ranch home.
In a two-and-a-half hour interview with lead investigator Sgt. Jason Weaver, Sher said Micah Woody hired him for $20,000 for Chris Wells in a murder plot hatched the week before.
Sher pinned Matthew Plake as the getaway driver on the morning of the murders.
Sher says he went through the front door of the home to Wells’ downstairs bedroom and fired numerous shots, hitting her at least twice.