A measure at the state Capitol has been designed to force Gov. John Hickenlooper to decide the fate of death row inmate Nathan Dunlap.
Colorado lawmakers have rejected a GOP proposal to curb the governor’s ability to grant reprieves to death row inmates.
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.
Relatives of other murder victims have joined the father of a Colorado prison guard in protesting the death penalty in Castle Rock.
A small protest against the death penalty in Douglas County may help launch a much bigger discussion in Colorado in 2014, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.
Just 45 percent of Colorado voters want Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper re-elected, and half disapprove of his stance on new gun laws and the death penalty after his refusal to set an execution date for a convicted mass murderer, according to a poll released Friday.
The governor’s race has officially begun and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is touring southern Colorado as potential Republican opponents increase attacks on his record.
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.
State Sen. Greg Brophy held a rally on Sunday to announce that he is the latest Republican joining the race for governor.
From the 1960s to the early 1990s, Republicans hammered Democrats on crime for focusing too much on rehabilitation and not enough on punishment and imprisonment.