The death penalty trial of a man accused of killing a prison guard is going forward despite prosecutors requests for a delay.
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.
Two big legal decisions dominate Colorado Matters' regular conversation with Governor John Hickenlooper this month. The first is a ruling from the Colorado State Supreme Court. In Lobato v.
Governor John Hickenlooper (Photo: Megan Verlee, CPR)
Name a hot-button issue and Governor John Hickenlooper may well be thinking about it right now.