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Aurora theater trial cost taxpayers at least $3 million

Final cost of James Holmes’ trial in the Aurora theater shooting likely won’t ever be known By John Ingold and Jordan Steffen The Denver Post   Ian Sullivan, father of Aurora theatre shooting victim Veronica Moser, arrives at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colorado on August 7, 2015. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver […]

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New Poll:62% of Coloradans now prefer a sentence of life in prison over the death penalty…

For Immediate Release Monday, September 14, 2015 Contact: Stacy Anderson, 402-525-4679 stacy@betterpriorities.org   New Poll: In the wake of Holmes and Lewis verdicts, 62% of Coloradans now prefer a sentence of life in prison over the death penalty; Large majority believes an execution is unlikely in next 10 years Voters also show an increased interest […]

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News Clip: Is Colorado’s Death Penalty On Life Support?

Colorado Public Radio (9/1/2015) Is Colorado’s Death Penalty On Life Support? By Megan Verlee Does the death penalty have a future in Colorado? That’s a question many involved in government and the justice system are asking themselves, after prosecutors failed to obtain death sentences in two high profile cases this summer. First came District Attorney […]

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Letter: Eliminate death penalty

Vail Daily (9/1/2015) Letter to the Editor: Eliminate death penalty In light of the current events, it is time for Colorado to eliminate the death penalty. I am and I remain a proponent of the death penalty, however, as I and most of us followed the James Holmes story from shots to sentencing, I have […]

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Letter: A reason for Colorado to abolish death penalty

Denver Post (8/21/2015) Letter to the Editor: A reason for Colorado to abolish death penalty The jury box inside Courtroom 201 at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial which was used in the James Holmes trial. Jurors gave Holmes life in prison without parole over the death penalty (Brennan Linsley, Pool, Associated Press file) […]

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