Robert Perske (2011) Colorado Governor Pardons Joe Arridy. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: June 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 192-196. Click Here

Bill Ritter, former governor of Colorado, received the President's Award from The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region for granting a posthumous pardon to Joe Arridy. This is a message from Governor Ritter regarding the journey to Joe's pardon.

Colorado Public Radio Radio interview with David Martinez and Robert Perske 1/21/11

Video on Attorney David Martinez' work for Joe Arridy's pardon 1-8-11 NBC News

Ritter Pardons Pueblo Man By Peter Strescino January 8, 2011 THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN   Click Here

Sensational murder featured in ‘5280 Magazine’ The Chronicle-News Trinidad, Colorado. October 31, 2008 By DOC LEONETTI Click Here

Crime: Begging Joe's Pardon by MICHAEL DE YOANNA 5280 Magazine. October 2008

'Sorry, Joe' Calls to pardon Joe Arridy, executed in the gas chamber, come amid renewed interest in 68-year-old case By MICHAEL DE YOANNA Colorado Springs Independent. June 7, 2007:

Joe Arridy Legacy: In the Presence of Greatness by Your Devil’s Advocate, Buffalohair  May 21, 2011

Dead wrong? By Peter Strescino Sunday, January 28, 1996 THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN   Click Here


Info on upcoming movie - "The Woodpecker Waltz":

To read MovieBytes Interview with Screenwriter Dan Leonetti, click here. (Word Document)

Press Release from Kellar Entertainment Group and The Arc of The Pikes Peak Region, June 2, 2008: COLORADO ALLOWS PLACEMENT OF TOMBSTONE ON EXECUTED PRISONER’S GRAVE Click here for PDF file: Click Here

To purchase Deadly Innocence by Bob Perske (story of Joe Arridy):

To hear The Woodpecker Waltz on YouTube:

Learn more about Gail Ireland, the Denver attorney who represented Joe Arridy from November 18, 1937 through the day of the execution, winning an unprecedented number of stays of execution for Joe. His story is written by his granddaughter, Terri Bradt, in a book, Gail Ireland Colorado Citizen Lawyer, published 2010.  Read more at

Joe Arridy by Wikipedia

"A Sad Discovery During Vacation" By Matt Swearengin, Durant Democrat. September 5th, 2015                                                                       

"10-Year-Old Brings Color to Inmates' Graves" By Anastasiya Bolton, USA Today, December 25, 2015                                                        

 "Writer Proud of Role in Pardon" by Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftan