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Donald Newbury (credit: TDCJ)

Texas Inmate Caught In Colorado Loses Supreme Court Appeal, Put To Death

A three-time convicted robber who helped engineer the biggest prison break in Texas history was executed Wednesday evening for killing a suburban Dallas police officer while the notorious gang was on the run.

02/04/2015

Donald Newbury (credit: TDCJ)

‘Texas 7′ Gang Member Caught In Colorado Set To Be Executed Wednesday

Already a three-time felon with a violent history when locked up, convicted robber Donald Newbury was serving a 99-year prison term when he joined six fellow convicts in Texas’ biggest prison break ever.

02/03/2015

James Holmes in court on Jan. 20, 2015 (credit: Jeff Kandyba)

92 More Potential Jurors Released In Theater Shooting Case

More than 90 potential jurors were released during the fourth day of jury selection in the Aurora theater shooting case.

01/23/2015

James Holmes in court on Jan. 20, 2015 (credit: Jeff Kandyba)

James Holmes Returns To Court For Jury Selection

The first time James Holmes appeared in court, he wore chains and an orange jail jumpsuit and looked dazed, with his hair dyed a comic-book shade of orange.

01/20/2015

Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler (credit: CBS)

Political Questions Swirl Around Aurora Shooting Prosecutor

George Brauchler is overseeing the closely-watched prosecution of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, and his hands-on style and speculation about his political ambitions have intensified the spotlight on his office.

01/18/2015

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

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