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Capital Punishment

Bob Autobee protests against the death penalty. (credit: CBS)

Will Autobee’s Protest Trigger Bigger Death Penalty Discussion?

A small protest against the death penalty in Douglas County may help launch a much bigger discussion in Colorado in 2014, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.

01/07/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Judge: Redacted Execution Protocol Can Be Released

DENVER (AP) — A Denver judge has ordered the Colorado Department of Corrections to release a redacted version of its latest protocol for carrying out lethal injections, as the public conversation about the death penalty […]

08/01/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper  (credit: CBS)

Many Sides To The Reprieve Decision

The decision to grant a temporary reprieve has put both capital punishment and how key decisions are made by our elected officials in the spotlight, and they are likely to stay there for some time.

05/23/2013

James Holmes in court on March 12, 2013 (credit: CBS)

Death Penalty Choice Looms In Aurora Shooting Case

Over the past several weeks, prosecutors in the Aurora movie theater shooting case have been speaking to the 70 people injured in the rampage and survivors of the 12 killed to ask whether they want suspect James Holmes to be executed if convicted.

03/14/2013

Rep. Rhonda Fields, left. (credit: CBS)

For Colorado Lawmaker, Death Penalty Debate Personal

Rep. Rhonda Fields stood before her colleagues recently and told them about her dead son. He would have turned 30 that day.

02/02/2013

Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting

Insanity Bound to be Next Big Debate

When we finally get to the trial stage of the Aurora tragedy, all of us will be forced to examine how we feel about how our justice system defines and treats the criminally insane. Answering that question may be harder than we think.

07/24/2012

Doris Becky Trujillo (credit: Adams County Sheriff's Department)

Grandmother Now Faces Murder Charges In Death Of Grandson

A Commerce City grandmother is now facing murder charges in the death of her 4-year-old grandson.

02/21/2012