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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...

Sotomayor casts first vote, for stay of execution

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, confirmed earlier this month after a bruising battle with Republicans, has cast her first vote on the court in...

Convicted killer Ray handed death sentence for ordering witness slaying

An Arapahoe County jury decided Monday that Robert Keith Ray will be sentenced to die for arranging the 2005 killing of a witness to another murder committed by Ray a year earlier, the Aurora Sentinel reports.

TCI Street Poll: Should we kill the death penalty?

House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann and Sen. Morgan Carroll are angling to repeal the state death penalty and direct the estimated $370,000 cost savings to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Cold Case Homicide Team. Will Colorado follow New Mexico's lead? Gov. Bill Richardson abolished the death penalty Wednesday and replaced it with life without parole for the most heinous crimes. <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com/polls/new-mexico-becomes-15th-state-to-ban-death-penalty-in-25-years-156100/">New Mexico becomes 15th state to ban death penalty. In 25 years:</a> | <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts below the fold

Colorado Death Row Case Moves Forward

Nathan Dunlap, on Colorado's death row for killing four employees of a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1993 (and convicted in 1996), lost his...

Pols Wake Up To Cold Case Crisis

Many lawmakers indicated surprise and some indignation earlier this month when state Rep. Paul Weissmann proposed abolishing the death penalty in Colorado and using...
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