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Edward Montour (credit: CBS)

Edward Montour Pleads Guilty To Murder, Avoids Death

Edward Montour, an inmate being tried for the second time for the killing of a Colorado prison guard, pleaded guilty in exchange for a life sentence on Thursday.

03/06/2014

Sir Mario Owens, left, and engaged couple Vivian Wolfe and Javad Marshall-Fields (credit: CBS)

Judge Orders Death Penalty Case of Sir Mario Owens Unsealed

A judge has ordered the unsealing of files in the case of a Colorado death row inmate.

03/06/2014

Edward Montour (credit: CBS)

Judge Won’t Delay Colorado Prison Killing Case

A Colorado judge will not delay the death penalty trial of a man accused of killing a prison guard, despite prosecutors’ objections that they needed more time to respond to new questions about the suspect’s original conviction.

02/28/2014

Bob Autobee protests against the death penalty. (credit: CBS)

Prosecutor Wants Delay In Prison Guard Death Trial

A Colorado prosecutor on Thursday asked for a delay in the trial of a man accused of killing a Colorado prison guard.

02/27/2014

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

October Trial Date Set In Aurora Movie Shooting

The man accused of the mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater in 2012 now faces trial in October.

02/27/2014

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New Bill Would Limit Death Penalty Reprieves From Governor

A measure at the state Capitol has been designed to force Gov. John Hickenlooper to decide the fate of death row inmate Nathan Dunlap.

02/25/2014

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Colorado Death Penalty Curbs Rejected By Lawmakers

Colorado lawmakers have rejected a GOP proposal to curb the governor’s ability to grant reprieves to death row inmates.

02/24/2014

Sir Mario Owens, left, and engaged couple Vivian Wolfe and Javad Marshall-Fields (credit: CBS)

Supreme Court Keeps Death Penalty Case File Sealed

The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to order Colorado to open the case file of a man on death row.

02/24/2014

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Former Arapahoe District Attorney Dies

Jim Peters, the Arapahoe County district attorney who put Chuck E. Cheese killer Nathan Dunlap on death row, died Wednesday following a seven-month battle with cancer.

02/21/2014

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

Judge Orders 2nd Mental Exam In Theater Shooting

The judge in the Colorado theater shootings says defendant James Holmes must undergo a second psychiatric evaluation at the state mental hospital.

02/19/2014

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