Death Penalty

Judge Rejects Colorado Death Penalty Expert In Montana Murder CaseA federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from the defendant in a double-murder case on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation to appoint a Colorado lawyer who specializes in the death penalty.
Colorado Death Penalty Debated As 2 Mass Killers Get LifeA 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.
Defense Finishes Closing Arguments In Dexter Lewis' Death Penalty TrialDefense attorneys wrapped up their arguments in the second phase in Denver's death penalty case Thursday morning.
Dexter Lewis' Mother Describes Beating Her Son In Death Penalty CaseA Denver jury is hearing more details about the abusive childhood of a man facing the death penalty for killing five people in a botched bar robbery.
Dexter Lewis' Defense Attorneys Indicate A 'Horror Show' ChildhoodDefense attorneys trying to save the life of Dexter Lewis told the jury in Denver on Monday why he should not face the death penalty.
Victims Conflicted Over Death Penalty For Theater Gunman As Jury Begins DeliberationProsecutors and defense attorneys began delivering their closing arguments Thursday before the jury was to begin deliberating whether Holmes, 27, should spend the rest of his life in prison or die by lethal injection.
Closing Arguments Expected Wednesday In Denver Death Penalty CaseClosing arguments are expected on Wednesday morning in the Dexter Lewis trial. He is on trial for allegedly stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar during a botched robbery attempt.
Gripping, Emotional Testimony Ahead In Theater Shooting Trial SentencingJurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy.
Death Penalty Still On The Table After Holmes Sentencing 2nd Phase VerdictThe jury in the Aurora theater shooting trial has just decided to move forward to the third phase of the sentencing process.
Theater Shooting Jury Decides Sentencing StepJurors have reached a decision on whether to keep the death penalty as an option for Aurora theater shooter James Holmes.
Woman Yells 'Don't Kill Him' During Closing Arguments At Theater Shooting TrialDefense attorneys for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday for the Aurora movie theater shooter, urging jurors to consider his mental illness in his sentencing.
Aurora Theater Shooter Went From Happy Boy To Mass KillerHe flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye.
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