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.
Defense attorneys wrapped up their arguments in the second phase in Denver’s death penalty case Thursday morning.
A 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.
Defense attorneys trying to save the life of Dexter Lewis told the jury in Denver on Monday why he should not face the death penalty.
Prosecutors 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 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.
Jurors 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.
The jury in the Aurora theater shooting trial has just decided to move forward to the third phase of the sentencing process.
Jurors have reached a decision on whether to keep the death penalty as an option for Aurora theater shooter James Holmes.
Defense 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.