Madeline says: It's kinda sad to think Jed Hatton would spend the rest of his life in jail, so, did he?
Well, Madeline, I had to do a lot of nosing around to find out what happened to Jed Hatton. I asked Justin, and he just raised his eyebrows at me.
I asked Chad, and he said, "Why in the Sam Hill do you want to know about that lowlife? Don't you remember he shot you?"
So, I got Mitch aside, and he was willing to find out for me. He sent a telegram to San Quentin prison (where Jed Hatton ended up), and found out that he'd finally been sent there. If you remember, he'd already been tried and convicted of murder before he escaped and took me hostage. (Chad says that could count as kidnapping and Jed should have been tried for that crime . . . "Maybe he would have hung this time without Justin to defend him.") But then, Chad gets awful fired up about outlaws and such.
Jed was supposed to get life in prison (which is a sight better off than getting hung), but five years later he escaped with the help of fellow criminals Procopio and Mateo Vega. He caused some mischief but in the end he proved he wasn't such a "bad guy" after all. He saved my life (see Courageous Love, Book 4 of the Circle C Milestones). Afterward, he disappeared and I haven't seen him since. I sure hope he has reformed his ways and is living quietly and honorably
P.S. I found an old Wanted Poster for Jed.