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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.
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.
DENVER— Lawmakers considering a bill that would end capital punishment in Colorado heard 10 hours of emotional testimony here Tuesday, including statements by a...
Arguments for maintaining the death penalty in Colorado are losing power. As state Sen. John Morse said in speaking about the legalization of marijuana...
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.
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. Add your thoughts below the fold