Death Penalty

Kurt Sonnenfeld (credit: CBS)

Denver Fugitive Won’t Face Death Penalty If Extradited From Argentina

Argentina’s Supreme Court has ruled that an American who took refuge and started a new life in the South American country can be extradited to face charges that he killed his wife over a decade ago, a court spokeswoman confirmed Saturday.

01/03/2015

James Holmes with one of his attorneys, Daniel King, in September 2014 (credit: CBS)

Judge Bars Some Images From Aurora Theater Shooting Trial

The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case said Tuesday he will let prosecutors show some photos of the bloody crime scene and the shooter’s apartment but not others.

12/23/2014

James Holmes (credit: CBS)

Parents Of James Holmes Plead For Him To Be Spared Death Penalty

The parents of James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared if he is convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others after opening fire in an Aurora movie theater.

12/19/2014

James Holmes (credit: CBS)

Arapahoe County Sends Out 9,000 Jury Summons In James Holmes Trial

Summons have gone out to find jurors for the James Holmes trial in the Aurora theater shooting from July 2012. Nine thousand have been sent to potential jurors, the most ever for a criminal case in Colorado.

12/12/2014

Robert Ray (credit: CBS)

Colorado Court Considers Appeal From Death Row Inmate

A Colorado court is considering an appeal by one of three men on the state’s death row after his attorneys testified Tuesday about a list of alleged problems with his trial.

12/09/2014

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

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