Dan Recht

Dexter Lewis in court (credit: CBS)

Colorado Death Penalty Debated As 2 Mass Killers Get Life

A Denver jury’s refusal to give the death penalty to a man who stabbed five people to death in a bar, coming on the heels of theater shooter James Holmes’ life sentence, has many wondering whether the ultimate penalty will ever again be applied in Colorado.

08/28/2015

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Cases In Springs Traffic Stop Video Now In County Court After Racial Profiling Accusations

Two brothers have had their criminal cases emerging from a traffic stop transferred from city to county court after a video recording of their encounter with officers resulted in accusations of racial profiling against Colorado Springs police.

05/20/2015

Attorney Dan Recht  with Christina Kolk on Monday (credit: CBS)

Another Arapahoe High Guard Says School Shooting Was Preventable

An Arapahoe High School security guard says the deadly school shooting that took place last December could have been prevented.

11/04/2014

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Holmes Lawyers Again Cite Possible Plea Change

Lawyers for the man accused of the Colorado theater massacre are again suggesting he could withdraw his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

09/08/2014

Ashley Fallis (credit: CBS)

Attorney Says He Has New Evidence In 2012 Death In Evans

A Denver attorney says he has evidence that an Evans police detective tampered with witness statements in a 2012 shooting that was originally ruled a suicide.

04/10/2014

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Battle Over Theater Shooting Evidence Grows Heated

The courtroom battle over what evidence can be used against Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes has grown heated.

10/18/2013

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

James Holmes’ Lawyers Want Car Evidence Thrown Out

A bomb squad commander says he was so worried about the possibility of explosives in the car of the Colorado theater shooting suspect that he ran when he spotted a green laser beam, thinking it might trigger a bomb if it was interrupted.

10/16/2013

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Lawyers Debate Whether Holmes’ ‘Smirk’ Is Evidence

Minutes after the gunshots subsided in the deadly Colorado theater attack, a handcuffed James Holmes said nothing and only smirked when he was asked whether he had an accomplice, a police officer testified.

10/16/2013

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Hobby Lobby Calls Appelate Court Ruling A Major Victory

Hobby Lobby is calling the ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a major victory.

06/28/2013

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

Judge Delays Decision On Holmes Insanity Plea

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.

05/13/2013

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