Gov. John Hickenlooper halted the execution of Nathan Dunlap but did not grany him clemency. He left it to the next governor to ultimately decide Dunlap’s fate.
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.
Gov. John Hickenlooper opposes the death penalty. But despite rulings against death in two recent capital cases, he isn't planning a formal effort to repeal the punishment.