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Colorado abolishes the death penalty Gov. Jared Polis also commuted the...

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed into a law a bill that ends the death penalty in Colorado for any convictions on or after...

Polis sets up new board to help determine who deserves clemency...

Correction: This story was updated on Feb. 27 to indicate the governor's office will hear clemency request for death penalty cases, not the advisory...

Greene: Here’s how race played out in one of Colorado’s three...

Editor's note: This column originally was published on April 28, 2018 with the headline: Greene: Former jury foreman in capital case made to reckon...

Citing flaws in Colorado’s criminal justice system, lawmakers move to repeal...

In 2004, Alex Perez, then in prison on a murder conviction, was charged with killing a fellow inmate at the Limon Correctional Facility. He...

Judge jails defense investigator after she refuses to testify in death...

A prominent criminal defense investigator in Colorado is in jail for refusing to testify in a capital case she says is in conflict with...

The Colorado Independent is fighting to unseal secret records in a...

Update: George Brauchler's office has asked for another two-week extension to submit its legal objections to The Independent's motion to unseal documents about prosecutorial...

Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital...

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of...

Sen. Rhonda Fields on news of possible retrial of son’s killer:...

Sir Mario Owens, currently sitting on death row for the murders of three people, could end up with a new trial because of alleged...

Last-minute firing of Owens’ death penalty judge raises suspicions

Lawyers say Colorado’s judicial branch has unlawfully removed a well-respected judge from presiding over the appeal of an Aurora man’s death sentence. After years on the...

What we talk about when we talk about the death penalty

“There is evil out there, I’ve seen it,” said D.A. Dave Young. “There are people who kill for fun, and will do it again."
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