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Note: This story has been updated to include comments from 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler. Opponents of the death penalty — hoping to capitalize...
DENVER -- Last spring in Colorado, a bill to abolish the death penalty died and Gov. John Hickenlooper granted a reprieve to death-row inmate Nathan Dunlap. "We must have a larger statewide conversation on capital punishment," Hickenlooper said then.
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.