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Sure, there were plenty of names and positions that were paramount to the case. Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent David Jobes assisted the Shelby County Sheriff’s Offic.e Iowa Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Julia Goodin handled the autopsy.
Jobes, Dr. Goodin and a host of others were mentioned at various stages within my book, but not in overabundance, either.
All told, there were about a half dozen Iowans who played an enormous role in the outcome of DIXIE’S LAST STAND.
For those of you who have read DIXIE, which character did you identify with the most? Why so?
Dixie Shanahan, the long-time domestic abuse victim who suffered multiple beatings at the hands of her wicked husband, Scott Shanahan? Ultimately, Dixie turns to violence herself and steadfastly maintains she killed him self-defense.
Greg Steensland, the Council Bluffs, Iowa, state public defender, was assigned to represent defendant Dixie Shanahan after she was charged with first-degree murder.
Gene Cavenaugh, long-time Sheriff of Shelby County, Iowa, who takes it upon himself to investigate the uncanny disappearance of Scott Shanahan, the life-long Defiance resident, who was first reported missing during the summer of 2003.
Mark Hervey, long-time chief deputy sheriff of Shelby County. He was intricately involved in responding to previous episodes of domestic violence at the Shanahan home. He tried to help Dixie break free of the chains of domestic violence and punish the wife-beater husband.
Thoman accepted the assignment to handle the prosecution of State V. Dixie Shanahan, including the sensational jury trial in Harlan, Iowa at the Shelby County Courthouse.
Charles Smith III, the southwestern Iowa judge who presided over Dixie Shanahan’s jury trial and her eventual sentencing.
Please post your answers below or in various Facebook’s forums. I am curious to gauge the responses from devoted #truecrime readers like yourself.