A key witness in a death penalty case in Denver has refused to testify.
Opening statements began Monday in the murder trial of Dexter Lewis, who is charged with stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar, marking the start of a rare death penalty case in Denver.
Jury selection has started for Denver’s first death penalty case in 14 years. Dexter Lewis is accused of fatally stabbing five people at a bar in October 2012.
Two brothers are headed to prison for their role in the killings of five people at a Denver bar that authorities say was then set on fire in an attempted cover-up.
If convicted he’ll be the first person to face the death penalty in Denver in years, and one day after the district attorney announced his decision in the case of Dexter Lewis, experts are skeptical a Denver jury would go along the capital punishment.
For the first time since 1999, prosecutors in Denver are seeking the death penalty.
Two men charged in a deadly rampage at a Denver bar last fall pleaded guilty on Tuesday.
The five people who were found dead inside a Denver bar last month were stabbed to death.
The question of whether a crime scene was accessible before it should have been could play a role into an arson homicide case that left five people dead and three suspects in jail.
Three men suspected in the murders of five people in a Denver bar that was set ablaze have been formally charged.