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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...

Killing The Death Penalty To Solve Murders

In what Rep. Paul Weissmann described as a "convergence of ideas," his bill to abolish the death penalty in Colorado and divert the money...
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