Tag Archives: Robert Ray

Judge jails defense investigator after she refuses to testify in death penalty case, citing her religious beliefs

A prominent criminal defense investigator in Colorado is in jail for refusing to testify in a capital case she says is in conflict with her […]...

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February 27, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

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

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

What we talk about when we talk about the death penalty

“There is evil out there, I’ve seen it,” said D.A. Dave Young. “There are people who kill for fun, and will do it again."...

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February 28, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats, The Mix

Court finds government misconduct tainted Colorado death penalty case

A state appeals court has found that, in their efforts to convict David Bueno in a death-penalty case stemming from a 2004 prison murder, prosecutors withheld bombshell evidence that suggested they targeted the wrong man....

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November 22, 2013 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Files on Colorado’s two death row inmates ‘cloaked in secrecy’

DENVER -- Last spring in Colorado, a bill to abolish the death penalty died and Gov. John Hickenlooper granted a reprieve to death-row inmate Nathan Dunlap. "We must have a larger statewide conversation on capital punishment," Hickenlooper said then....

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September 24, 2013 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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Republican Barry Farah gets in the governor’s race late. Now, about that Koch connection…

Barry Farah, the latest entry into a crowded Colorado governor’s race comes with some connections to the world of the wealthy industrialist Koch brothers. Whether […]

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