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Hickenlooper officially opposes the death penalty

Governor John Hickenlooper has announced that he officially opposes the death penalty just a few months before Election Day, when Coloradans will choose between Hickenlooper...

Oklahoma to use secretly-sourced, experimental lethal injections in spite of court...

Oklahoma revealed plans Tuesday to use an experimental mix of lethal injections from a secret source to execute two men later this month. Despite a ruling that secrecy around Oklahoma’s purchases of lethal injections is unconstitutional, the state’s attorney general’s office still won’t identify the source of the drugs.

Oklahoma Judge: Lethal injection secrecy law is unconstitutional

Exhibits in Wednesday’s proceedings included documents from an exposé by Katie Fretland published last week in The Colorado Independent. Emails in the document referred to problems obtaining lethal injection drugs, which have been yanked off the market by drug companies who don’t want their products used in executions.

Records show Oklahoma officials wanted perks for helping Texas in search...

Oklahoma announced that a secret deal to buy drugs to carry out two executions fell through, highlighting a shadowy market for death penalty 'cocktails' and raising questions about capital punishment and public accountability.

Join us tonight for a conversation on the death penalty in...

The Colorado Independent is hosting a panel discussion on the topic tonight in Denver. Participants will include Bob Autobee, Rep. Rhonda Fields, D.A. Dave Young, defense lawyer Derek Samuelson.

State Ordered to Disclose Execution Plans

State secrecy about Colorado’s death penalty protocols has been deemed illegal by a Denver District Court.

Quinnipiac Finds Strong Colorado Support for Death Penalty, Close Guv Race

DENVER-- Coloradans support the death penalty by wide margins, according to a poll released today by Quinnipiac University (pdf). Pollsters tied the strong views held on capital punishment to the slim margins Governor John Hickenlooper notched against three potential Republican rivals in the same poll.

Colorado Officials Decline to Detail How Dunlap Would Be Executed

While political observers speculate on the factors shaping Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's thinking on whether or not to prevent the execution later this summer of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap, civil libertarians are demanding to know how the procedure would be carried out.

Colorado Death Penalty Repeal Testimony: ‘Flashbacks Still Haunt Me Today’

DENVER— Lawmakers considering a bill that would end capital punishment in Colorado heard 10 hours of emotional testimony here Tuesday, including statements by a...

Colorado budget woes may force an end to death penalty

Arguments for maintaining the death penalty in Colorado are losing power. As state Sen. John Morse said in speaking about the legalization of marijuana...
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