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Tag Archives: Death Penalty

The Colorado Independent is fighting to unseal secret records in a death penalty case

Update: George Brauchler’s office has asked for another two-week extension to submit its legal objections to The Independent’s motion to unseal documents about prosecutorial misconduct. […]...

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December 8, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Wiretap: The attack in New York was long planned, but the pointed fingers followed quickly

Prosecutors say that the terror attack was a long-planned attack relying on ISIS videos as a reference point. As the charges are put forth, Donald […]...

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November 2, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital appeal

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of […]...

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September 14, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Attorney general may have exceeded power in death penalty prosecution

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman’s office is facing accusations that it overstepped its power in a death penalty case. One of Coffman’s top aides, Assistant […]...

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September 4, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin: The death penalty conversation in Colorado just grew a lot louder

It was a coincidence, but hardly a happy one, that a pair of prominent Coloradans made news this week concerning the death penalty. In an […]...

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April 21, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Sen. Rhonda Fields on news of possible retrial of son’s killer: “It just shakes my soul.”

Sir Mario Owens, currently sitting on death row for the murders of three people, could end up with a new trial because of alleged juror […]...

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March 2, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Last-minute firing of Owens’ death penalty judge raises suspicions

Lawyers say Colorado’s judicial branch has unlawfully removed a well-respected judge from presiding over the appeal of an Aurora man’s death sentence. After years on the […]...

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June 30, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Lawmakers just killed the bill that would make executions easier

  A legislative measure to make capital punishment easier in Colorado just got the ax. In a committee Feb. 10, a bipartisan group of lawmakers […]...

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February 10, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Lawmakers debate 2 ways to make death easier in Colorado

Whether the Grim Reaper will register as a lobbyist remains to be seen, but Death’s agenda is up for debate in two forms at the Capitol […]...

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February 8, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Why death penalty abolitionists hit the snooze button in Colorado this year

Activists working to put a stop to Colorado’s death penalty have decided not to push a legislative agenda this year. Capital punishment advocates are moving forward […]...

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January 25, 2016 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Colorado lawmakers could change how they handle harassment complaints. Here’s why. And what you should know about harassment at the Capitol.

A month after a wave of sexual harassment allegations crashed over the Capitol, top lawmakers on Friday will hold a high-stakes meeting about how they […]

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