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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

Why the gun safety laws made in Colorado stayed in Colorado

DENVER – Almost unnoticed, something remarkable happened in Colorado over the last month: The common sense gun safety regulations passed in the wake of the Aurora and Newtown massacres survived despite attempts to overturn them....

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April 7, 2014 Politics, Reporter's Notebook, The Beats, The Blogs

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

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
Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, there are bound to be philosophical arguments about the merits of capital punishment. One thing that seems beyond debate, though, is that...

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February 7, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]

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