07, Mar 2014 - Pueblo, CO Inmate pleads guilty to killing prison guard, avoids death penalty
An inmate who killed a Colorado prison guard pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Thursday to avoid the death penalty. Edward Montour killed Eric Autobee at the Limon Correctional Facility in 2002. Autobee's father initially wanted Montour to be executed but said he had a change of heart several years ago. "They say the death penalty is the ultimate. I don't think so. I think life in prison is ...
07, Mar 2014 - Failed negotiations lead to trials, with mixed success in Colorado's 14th Judicial District
Nine months into his first elected term as district attorney, Brett Barkey put defense attorneys on notice that felony plea deals would no longer be bargains. Local defense attorneys took Barkey’s comments to mean one thing. With non-negotiable plea offers that mandated years in prison, more cases were going to trial. But how many trials had the DA’s office actually won?
07, Mar 2014 - Accused Colorado movie theater gunman to undergo new sanity exam
DENVER (Reuters) - The man charged with mass murder for a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in a suburban Denver movie theater must submit to a second pretrial sanity examination because the first was incomplete and inadequate, a Colorado judge ruled on Wednesday. The second court-ordered exam will focus on James Holmes' state of mind at the time of the killings, not on his competency to ...
07, Mar 2014 - Regional News: Dothan Alcohol Vote; Animal Cruelty Charge in Graceville; Fla Murder, Abuse Convicti
vote on alcohol at Dothan outdoor downtown events... 3 arrested on charges of neglecting dairy cattle in Graceville, Fla... Mardi Gras in Mobile... Man gets life sentence in beating death of Fla disabled elderly man... Judge sentences mom to 17 years for starving child... Colorado man wins Key West conch blowing contest... Venezuelans hold more rallies in South Fla... Cypress Garden Esther ...
06, Mar 2014 - Court rules inbounds avalanches are inherent risk of Colorado skiing
Avalanches within the boundaries of open runs at Colorado ski resorts are an inherent danger, and operators do not have to warn skiers or close runs, even when risk is high, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
06, Mar 2014 - Denver, CO Nine couples seek to overturn Colorado's gay marriage ban
Nine same-sex couples have filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court seeking to overturn Colorado's constitutional ban on gay marriage.
06, Mar 2014 - Arapahoe, CO Judge orders new mental exam in Colo. theater shooting
Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes must undergo a second psychiatric evaluation at the state mental hospital because the first was "incomplete and inadequate," the judge ruled Wednesday.
06, Mar 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO Spectranetics Achieves Statistical Endpoints of EXCITE ISR Adjunct Analysis
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Spectranetics Corporation today announced that the EXCITE ISR trial achieved the statistical endpoints of the adjunct analysis. The trial evaluates laser atherectomy plus ...
06, Mar 2014 - La Junta, CO 3 Caught, 1 at Large After Colorado Jail Escape
One of the inmates was being held for a previous jail escape.
06, Mar 2014 - Man on trial in Denver for sex assault killed himself
A man once linked to top Democratic politicians in Colorado apparently committed suicide early Thursday, hours before he was due back in court for his trial on charges he raped three women and a 13-year-old girl.
06, Mar 2014 - Arapahoe, CO Montour To Plead Guilty In Exchange For Life Sentence
Edward Montour, an inmate being tried for the second time for the killing of a Colorado prison guard, will plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, CBS4 has learned.
06, Mar 2014 - La Junta, CO 3 Of 4 Inmates Who Escaped Otero County Jail Captured
A manhunt across southeastern Colorado that involved the Colorado National Guard and dozens of law enforcement officers has resulted in the recapture of three of four inmates who had escaped from the Otero County Jail.
06, Mar 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO Colorado bill trying to limit availability of government surveillance data
Colorado lawmakers are trying to put a one year time limit on how long government agencies can keep surveillance data. That data includes downtown security cameras and license plate readers on police cars. A watchful eye is looking over downtown Colorado Springs. "There's crime happening and it's going to happen,” said Mountain Chalet Manager Matt Chmielarczyk. State lawmakers don't want that ...
06, Mar 2014 - Boulder, CO Boulder files municipal charges against CU student accused of killing raccoon
The Boulder City Attorney's Office has filed municipal charges against the University of Colorado student accused of killing a raccoon with a bat last year so he could "take its hide."
06, Mar 2014 - Denver, CO Same-sex couples challenge Colorado ban on gay marriage
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Nine same-sex couples filed suit on Wednesday challenging Colorado's ban on gay marriage, following a recent string of court decisions striking down similar restrictions in New Mexico, Utah and Virginia. The lawsuit, filed in state court in Denver, says a 2006 voter-passed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as exclusively "a union of one man and ...