Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Defense lawyers say potentially thousands of criminal convictions could be appealed because of problems at a state laboratory that tests drunk-driving suspects’ blood.
Lawyers for the Colorado theater shooting suspect told a judge Monday he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, but the judge won’t rule on whether to allow that yet.
For James Holmes, “justice is death,” prosecutors said Monday in announcing they will seek his execution if he is convicted in the Colorado movie theater attack that killed 12 people.
Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has offered to plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty.
Lawmakers in Colorado are considering a measure that would make it tougher for defendants to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
Rep. Rhonda Fields stood before her colleagues recently and told them about her dead son. He would have turned 30 that day.
Facing a prosecutor without an attorney, truck driver Ryan Weaver says he pleaded guilty to a crime he didn’t commit because he thought he didn’t have much of a choice.