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Robert Ray

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

Colorado Court Says Death Row Inmate Got Fair Trial

The Colorado Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear an appeal challenging the conviction of a death row inmate after a witness was killed.

08/19/2013

Robert Ray (left) is convicted of issuing the orders that led to the killings of witnesses Javad Marshall Fields and his fiance Vivian Wolfe. Sir Mario Owens (center) is on death row for carrying out those killings. And Nathan Dunlap (right) is convicted of killing four at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in 1993. He's been in reviews and appeals for more than 15 years. (credit: CBS)

Personal Stories Grip Lawmakers On Death Penalty

A proposal to abolish Colorado’s death penalty will be one of the most emotional issues this legislative session – in part because lawmakers’ own stories are closely connected to the debate.

03/17/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Lawmakers Debate Banning Death Penalty

Lawmakers in Colorado continue to debate whether to ban the death penalty.

03/15/2013

Franklin Glenn Sain (credit: CBS)

Man Accused Of Threatening Rep. Fields Suspended As COO Of Company

A man suspected of threatening a Democratic state lawmaker has been suspended by the company in which he is the chief operating officer.

02/26/2013

Franklin Glenn Sain (credit: CBS)

Man Arrested On Charges Of Threatening Gun Control Advocate Rep. Rhonda Fields

Denver police say an executive of a technology services consulting firm is responsible for threatening a Democratic state lawmaker who is sponsoring bills to expand background checks for firearm purchases and limit the size of ammunition magazines.

02/25/2013

Nathan Dunlap (credit: CBS)

Supreme Court Refuses Chuck E. Cheese’s Killer’s Appeal

A Colorado judge can schedule the state’s first execution in 15 years after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from an inmate who killed four people at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1993.

02/19/2013

Rep. Rhonda Fields, left. (credit: CBS)

For Colorado Lawmaker, Death Penalty Debate Personal

Rep. Rhonda Fields stood before her colleagues recently and told them about her dead son. He would have turned 30 that day.

02/02/2013

CBS4's Alan Gionet talks with Colorado defense attorney David Lane (credit: CBS)

Death Sentence For Shooting Suspect Could Take More Than A Decade

A decision on maybe the biggest step in the court process in the investigation of theater shootings suspect James Holmes is a long way away — will prosecutors pursue the death penalty?

07/24/2012

Nathan Dunlap (credit: CBS)

Colorado Death Row Inmate Given Right To Exercise

Convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap has been transferred to the Sterling Correctional Facility where he will have the opportunity to exercise five days a week as part of an agreement between prison officials and the American Civil Liberties Union.

07/27/2011

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