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"We believe the death penalty for Mr. Montour is a colossal mistake... Mr Montour has become a scapegoat for the continuing failures of the Colorado Department of Corrections."
Colorado’s death penalty is not only massively expensive, critics say it is also unconstitutional because it is so randomly sought.
With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, there are bound to be philosophical arguments about the merits of capital punishment. One thing that seems beyond debate, though, is that ending the death penalty could save Colorado taxpayers a lot of money.