Death Penalty

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

Use Of Theater Shooting Photos At Trial Debated

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case told a judge Tuesday that about 200 photos, many of dead and wounded victims, are too gruesome and would bias jurors if shown […]

11/18/2014

Marcus Weaver (credit: CBS)

Defense Outreach In Holmes Case Was ‘Manipulative,’ Victim Says

A victim of the Aurora theater massacre said that despite forgiving the suspect, he believes defense lawyers and anti-death penalty groups have used him like a pawn.

10/13/2014

Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Oil-Patch Killing Suspect From Colorado Called Fit For Trial

Attorneys for the Montana Department of Justice asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to reject a Colorado man’s petition to be declared unfit to stand trial in the oil-patch murder of a high school math teacher.

09/24/2014

Sandy and Lonnie Phillips (credit: CBS)

Theater Shooting Victim’s Parents Sue Ammo Sellers

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.

09/16/2014

John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez (credit: CBS)

Death Penalty Highlights Governor’s Race Debate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez challenged Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to answer whether he intends to grant clemency to a death row inmate before Hickenlooper leaves office.

09/06/2014

Nathan Dunlap (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper’s Decisive Non-Decision

A comment in a CNN documentary about capital punishment may show that Gov. John Hickenlooper is far more decisive about the death penalty then previously assumed.

08/26/2014

Nathan Dunlap (credit: CBS)

Murder Victim’s Father Calls Hickenlooper A Coward

The father of a murder victim says Gov. John Hickenlooper is a coward because the governor said it’s possible he could grant clemency to mass murderer Nathan Dunlap.

08/26/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

GOP Renews Death Penalty Attacks On Hickenlooper

Colorado Republicans are unleashing another round of criticism against Gov. John Hickenlooper and his stance against capital punishment, hoping to paint the Democrat as indecisive on the issue in the months leading up to November.

08/19/2014

Lisa Lesyshen in court on Monday (credit: CBS)

Steamboat Mother Pleads Guilty To Killing 9-Year-Old Son

A Steamboat Springs-area mother accused of killing her 9-year-old son has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

08/18/2014

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

DA Fights Holmes’ Bid For Inquiry Of Media Sources

Prosecutors in the Aurora theater shooting case objected to a defense request for a separate investigation into who told a reporter about a notebook that defendant James Holmes sent to his psychiatrist before the deadly shootings.

08/15/2014

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