Caption: (Manatee County, 03/26/2008) Retired Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells poses for a portrait overlooking Terra Ceia Bay. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa allegedly killed an investigation into Wells.(CHRIS ZUPPA | Times) Summary: Portrai
I am a freelance writer whose particular topics of interest include true crime and the experience of deafness. I am currently co-writing a book about the triple homicide of a wife and her 4- and 7-year-old daughters with Charlie Wells, the now-retired 23-year veteran sheriff of Manatee County, Florida. I have three adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. My husband Bob Volpe and I divide our time between a lake cottage in Battersea, Ontario, Canada and our condominium in Sarasota, Florida.