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Nathan Dunlap

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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

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

Murder Victim Relatives Join Death Penalty Protest

Relatives of other murder victims have joined the father of a Colorado prison guard in protesting the death penalty in Castle Rock.

01/08/2014

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

Will Autobee’s Protest Trigger Bigger Death Penalty Discussion?

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.

01/07/2014

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Poll: Only 45 Percent Want Hickenlooper Re-Elected As Governor

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.

08/23/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper tweeted this photo on Aug. 13 taken at Longhorn Steakhouse in Springfield. Hickenlooper, right, is speaking to  Baca County Commissioner Spike Ausmus (credit: Twitter)

Hickenlooper In Rural Colorado As 2014 Race Begins

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.

08/14/2013

Dexter Lewis (credit: Denver Police)

Attorney Says Death Penalty A Hard Sell In Denver

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.

07/27/2013

Sen. Greg Brophy talks with CBS4's Howard Nathan (credit: CBS)

State Sen. Greg Brophy Officially Running For Governor

State Sen. Greg Brophy held a rally on Sunday to announce that he is the latest Republican joining the race for governor.

07/14/2013

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Crime Makes Halting Comeback As A Political Issue

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.

07/06/2013

Nathan Dunlap in court on May 1 (credit: Denver Post)

Poll Shows Strong Colorado Support For Death Penalty

Colorado voters overwhelmingly back the death penalty and are evenly split on whether Gov. John Hickenlooper, who last month blocked the execution of a convicted multiple-murderer, deserves re-election, according to a new poll released Thursday.

06/13/2013

Nathan Dunlap (credit: Colorado Governor's Office)

Prosecutor: Prepare For Execution Despite Reprieve

Prosecutors asked a judge Monday to keep the case against convicted killer Nathan Dunlap active, in case a future governor decides to reinstate his death sentence.

06/10/2013

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