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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.
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