It's been six years since a Colorado jury sentenced anyone to death and nearly two decades since the state's last execution.
In his regular conversation with CPR News, Hickenlooper also discussed the death penalty and his leanings in the Democratic presidential race
Now that sentencing in the Aurora Theater shooting trial of James Holmes is underway, here's a look at how Colorado has applied the death penalty in the past.
As a sentencing approaches in the James Holmes case, a panel of Coloradans have changed their views about the death penalty.
The book-turned-movie, "Dead Man Walking," that starred Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon is an opera now playing at the Central City Opera.
The District Attorney says new evidence casting doubt on Montour's original conviction forced his office to drop its capital case.
Prosecutors in case of James Holmes, the alleged shooter at an Aurora movie theater in 2012, have requested an additional psychological evaluation, arguing the first is “unfair” and “inadequate.”
Many family members of victims support the death penalty, but a trial underway in Colorado has united a group of families against it, raising questions about what role victims' families have in sentencing decisions.
When District Attorney George Brauchler announced in April plans to seek the death penalty, the district attorney said he was considering not only the victim’s family but other prison guards as well.