Robert Ray

Aurora theater gunman James Holmes in court during the sentencing of his trial on Aug. 7. (credit: CBS)

Theater Gunman’s Life Spared, Sentenced To Life In Prison

The jury in the Aurora theater shooting trial could not reach a unanimous decision on the death penalty so he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

08/07/2015

Colorado's death chamber (credit: CBS)

Good Question: How Does The Death Penalty Work In Colorado?

How does the death penalty work in Colorado?

08/06/2015

James Holmes learns he was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder charges in the Aurora theater shooting (credit: CBS)

Jury Prepares For Final Arguments In Theater Shooting Sentencing

The jury will hear closing arguments in the final sentencing phase of the Aurora theater shooting trial on Thursday afternoon.

08/06/2015

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A Look At Colorado’s Record On The Death Penalty

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to either death or life in prison without parole after the penalty phase of his trial, which starts Wednesday. Either way, Holmes can expect to spend decades in prison.

07/21/2015

John Buckner (credit: bucknerforcolorado.com)

State Rep. Buckner Dies From Respiratory Illness

Democratic Aurora state Rep. John Buckner, who worked as an educator for decades, has died after battling a respiratory illness. He was 67.

05/29/2015

State Rep. Rhonda Fields (credit: CBS)

Murder’s Legacy: Community Center Opens In Aurora

A Colorado mother still trying to make sense of her son’s murder is opening a center offering young people alternatives to crime.

02/26/2015

Robert Ray (credit: CBS)

Colorado Death Row Appeal Denied, Case Linked To Owens

A Colorado death row inmate convicted of killing a witness to a shooting has lost his appeal in a related case, all stemming from a post-concert fracas that led to three deaths.

01/22/2015

Robert Ray (credit: CBS)

Colorado Court Considers Appeal From Death Row Inmate

A Colorado court is considering an appeal by one of three men on the state’s death row after his attorneys testified Tuesday about a list of alleged problems with his trial.

12/09/2014

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

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