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Colorado Death Penalty

Why The Colorado Election Means Everything For One Death Row Inmate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

The result of the hotly contested gubernatorial election in Colorado couldn't mean more to one man: Nathan Dunlap, a convicted murderer who has been o...

Hickenlooper Defends Death Sentence Comment As 'Hypothetical'

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Tuesday that he was responding to a hypotheti...

The Costs of Colorado's Death Penalty

Justin Marceau | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Justin Marceau

Bob Autobee, whose son was killed eleven years ago, explained in a recent letter to District Attorney George Brauchler that the needless, expensive, and prolonged pursuit of the death penalty in his son's case has actually denied him the closure he's sought for over a decade.

Death Penalty Case Faces More Challenges

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.04.2013 | Crime

Lawyers for the Colorado theater shooting suspect filed at least six new constitutional challenges to the state's death penalty laws on Monday. In...

ACLU Still Pushing For Secret Nathan Dunlap Execution Documents

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 05.26.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. When Gov. John Hickenlooper this week blocked the execution of Nathan Dunlap, he called for a statewi...

Colorado Killer's Reprieve Sharply Criticized

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 07.23.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper's decision to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap for as long as he is governor inf...

Hickenlooper May Announce Dunlap Execution Decision Soon

Posted 05.22.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper may announce the fate of death row inmate Nathan Dunlap as early as Wednesday. Hickenlooper's spokesman Eric Brown told The ...

Colorado Officials Decline To Detail How Dunlap Will Be Executed

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 07.21.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. While political observers speculate on the factors shaping Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's thinking...

CO's Death Penalty System Too Broken to Use: Commute Dunlap's Sentence

Richard Bloch | Posted 07.20.2013 | Denver
Richard Bloch

Something is clearly wrong with our state when all the death sentences are coming out of one county. We are in a crisis when our state, which is 4.3 percent African-American, has a death row that is 100 percent African American. A broken system has produced flawed results.

Aurora Theater Shooting Prosecutors: The Laws Are Clear

AP | Posted 07.15.2013 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings say laws on insanity and the death penalty are constitutional and don't need any of...

Arapahoe County DA Blasts Dunlap's Clemency Appeal

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 05.14.2013 | Denver

While the governor has heard arguments from convicted death row inmate Nathan Dunlap's attorneys asking to spare his life, he's also been called to co...

Lawyers Challenge Execution Procedures

Posted 07.09.2013 | Denver

Attorneys for a man awaiting an execution date this summer have filed another legal offensive to stave of his execution. Nathan Dunlap's attorneys...

Judge Sets Execution Date

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 05.02.2013 | Denver

A judge on Wednesday set the execution date for Nathan Dunlap, a Colorado man on death row for killing four people in 1993 at an Aurora Chuck E. Chees...

Death Penalty Repeal Killed In Committee, Fingers Point At Hickenlooper

Posted 03.27.2013 | Denver

A bill that would have repealed Colorado's death penalty was killed Tuesday in a House Committee, just one week after Gov. John Hickenlooper let his D...

Colo. Death Penalty Repeal Hearing Marked By Emotional Testimony

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. DENVER— Lawmakers considering a bill that would end capital punishment in Colorado heard 10 hours o...

Colorado Lawmakers Take On Repeal Of Death Penalty

Posted 05.15.2013 | Denver

The whirlwind legislative session continues as Colorado lawmakers expect to take up a bill that would repeal the death penalty. The last time the ...

Colorado Death Penalty Unconstitutional, Says Attorneys, Scholars

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 02.27.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. Colorado’s death penalty is not only massively expensive, critics say it is also unconstitutional...

Appeals Exhausted For Colorado Chuck E. Cheese's Killer

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard & Susan Greene | Posted 04.22.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard and Susan Greene. The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of death-ro...

U.S. Supreme Court Turns Down Appeal Of Colorado Death Row Inmate

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 02.19.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- A Colorado judge can schedule the state's first execution in 15 years after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from an inm...

CO Death Penalty: Spending Millions To Execute (Almost) No One

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 02.07.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, t...

Rep. Levy Drafting Bill To Repeal Death Penalty In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 12.21.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. State Rep. Claire Levy this week told The Colorado Independent she is writing a bill to eliminate t...

Nathan Dunlap Denied Death Row Appeal

Posted 04.16.2012 | Denver

Nathan Dunlap, one of three men on Colorado's death row, was denied an appeal of his death sentence Monday. In March his legal team had asked a feder...

Colo. Death Row Inmate Argues To Overturn Death Sentence

Posted 03.22.2012 | Denver

One of the three men on Colorado's death row asked a federal court Tuesday to overturn his death sentence citing mental illness. Nathan Dunlap, 37...