Joseph Corbett, Jr.

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: onetime Fulbright scholar and convicted murderer who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1960 botched kidnapping and murder of brewery heir Adolph Coors III, but who had served 19 years in prison before being released on parole in 1980 during which he maintained his innocence in the Coors slaying in one of Colorado's most notorious cases of the 20th century.

 

 

Cause of Death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: October 25, 1928

 

Died: August 24, 2009

 

Location: Denver, Colorado