Boone County commission candidate Janet Thompson has passion for horses, justice

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:49 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2012

COLUMBIA — Janet Thompson's horses have won a lot of contests. Their value in her life, however, derives not from ribbons and trophies, but from the relaxation they offer after long workdays of trying to protect accused criminals from the death penalty.