Since the shutdown began, federal workers in Colorado have filed more than 2,000 claims. They make up more than 20 percent of unemployment claims filed since the shutdown began.
The judge presided over several high-profile cases, including the Aurora theater shooting trial.
According to a court document filed Saturday on her intent to now testify, Ray's lawyers say her refusal to testify is hurting his appeal and putting his life at risk.
“If the state was not seeking to execute Mr. Ray, she would happily testify,” said Lindecrantz’s attorney Mari Newman.
A Colorado appeals court is now considering Greta Lindecrantz's request to be called as a witness by the court.
“My hope is Ms. Lindecrantz finds the courage to comply with the law like everyone else has," said Arapahoe County DA George Brauchler.
Greta Lindecrantz, a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment, faced a third night in jail and possibly more after telling Judge Michelle Amico that her position hasn't changed.
Ray’s legal team is appealing his conviction and prosecutors want Lindecrantz to testify that he had an adequate defense in the case.