DENVER
06/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Ritter Unlikely To Support Bill That Would Limit DA Authority In Trying Minors As Adults

Gov. Bill Ritter doesn't think it's a good idea to limit district attorney authority to determine whether to try suspects in juvenile or criminal court. Justice system analysts and Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Colorado, however, say the state's harsh "direct file" system isn't supported by adequate resources, leading juvenile suspects tried as adults to languish in ill-suited adult prisons.

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