About the Author
Gail Feichtinger first researched the Glensheen murders as a crime reporter for the Duluth News-Tribune and Duluth Herald around the time Roger Caldwell bargained for his release. She obtained an exclusive interview following his release from prison by delivering Caldwell a pint of his favorite ice cream. Feichtinger was born in Stamford, Connecticut. She studied journalism at Southern Methodist University and received a B.A. from Carleton College. She has also reported for newspapers in Dallas, Texas, worked as a reporter and producer for Twin Cities Public Television, and was an assistant producer for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Feichtinger obtained a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1996. She now works as an assistant attorney general for the Minnesota Attorney Generals office. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Bob Geiger, and their daughters, Alexandra and Elena. Will to Murder is her first book. Former Assistant St. Louis County Attorney and current district court judge John DeSanto prosecuted Roger Sipe Caldwell and Marjorie Caldwell for the crimes at Glensheen. DeSantoalong with his twin brother, Willwas born in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated valedictorian from Duluth Cathedral High School in 1964, received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1968, andafter serving two years in the U.S. Armywent on to study law at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1973. In 2009 DeSanto was appointed trial court judge for Minnesotas Sixth Judicial District. His chambers are located in the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth, Minnesota, where he worked as a prosecutor for thirty-five years. During the three-and-a-half decades he prosecuted cases, DeSanto tried only one murder suspect who received an acquittalMarjorie Caldwell. DeSanto and his wife, Lana, live in Duluth and are the parents of three adult children, Amy, Abby, and Adam. Will to Murder is his first book. As a Duluth Police Department detective, Gary Waller led the investigation of the crimes at Glensheen. Waller was born in Duluth, Minnesota, where he served in the police department for twenty-one years. Waller holds a B.A. in criminology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and an M.A. in management from the College of St. Scholastica. In 1986, he was elected St. Louis County Sheriff; he retired in 1999. He now operates a consulting service doing organizational and facility assessments. Like Waller, his father, Donald, served in the Duluth P.D. (for 25 years), as did his uncle Floyd Bowman and brother Roger, Duluths former Chief of Police. Waller has two children, Bridget and Sean (a former Duluth police officer now serving in Oklahoma), and two stepchildren, Terry and Kathleen. He and his wife, Mary, live near Kettle River, Minnesota, enjoying time with their seven grandchildren. Will to Murder is his first book.