DENVER (AP/CBS4) — A private investigator in a Colorado capital punishment appeal is facing a third night in jail and possibly more for refusing to testify on religious grounds.

9:25 a.m.

Greta Lindecrantz opposes the death penalty as a Mennonite and has been jailed since Monday after repeatedly refusing to answer questions about her work on the defense team of Robert Ray. He’s one of three men on Colorado’s death row.

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Greta Lindecrantz (credit: Arapahoe County)

Lindecrantz told Judge Michelle Amico on Wednesday that she feels like she’s having to choose between “you and God.”

“A court is supposed to impose the least punitive sanction not the most punitive sanction. What we are seeing is the court punishing her over and over. They are unwilling to hear the fact that she has been throwing up all morning and has a serious medical condition that is putting her life in danger,” said Lindecrantz’s attorney Mari Newman.

“I feel horrible for her. I don’t think she’s feeling very well at all. I don’t see any end in sight. I’m pretty sure in my heart that she’s not going to change her position so who knows how long this will go,” said Lindecrantz’s husband David Sidwell.

Ray’s defense team is challenging his death sentence partly by arguing that he did not have an effective legal team.

Prosecutors apparently want Lindecrantz to testify to back up their case that he did have good representation. They’re not commenting on the jailing of Lindecrantz.

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12:20 a.m.

A defense investigator in a Colorado death penalty case is behind bars after refusing to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs.

Greta Lindecrantz, a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment, has been jailed since Monday after repeatedly refusing to answer questions about her work on the defense team of Robert Ray, one of three men on Colorado’s death row.

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Greta Lindecrantz (credit: CBS)

She refused to answer questions again Tuesday and has been ordered to return to court Wednesday.

Her attorney, Mari Newman says Lindecrantz would testify if not for the possibility that her testimony could be used to put Ray to death.

Ray’s defense team is challenging his death sentence partly by arguing that he did not have an effective legal team.

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Robert Ray (credit: Arapahoe County)

Prosecutors apparently subpoenaed Lindecrantz to testify to back up their case that he did have good representation.

Prosecutors wouldn’t comment on the jailing of Lindecrantz.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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