Execution of Native American man stirs emotion within tribe

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Late on a fall evening in 2001, Alyce Slim and her granddaughter stopped at a gas station on the Navajo Nation after searching for a traditional healer for leg ailments. There,...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov. Jared Polis sidesteps questions about commuting death row sentences

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis could use his broad powers to commute the sentences of the three men on the state’s death row today. In fact, he could have converted their death sentences to...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers repeal death penalty. What will Gov. Polis do with men facing execution?

The Colorado General Assembly on Wednesday sent a bill to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk eliminating the state’s death penalty, forcing him to decide what comes next for the three men who are on death row...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers move closer to repealing death penalty

The deep and emotional tension surrounding a bill to repeal the death penalty in Colorado came alive on the Senate floor in a six-hour debate Thursday. “By having the death penalty in Colorado, we...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dining in at the ‘La Plata Ramada’

Time drags when you’re locked up. “We’re bored,” a woman inmate says to Capt. Ed Aber as he walks by her gray cell with blue trim. She is on the ground peering out the door’s tray slot. “When’s...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Colorado lawmakers consider ending little-used death penalty

DENVER – Democrats who control Colorado’s Legislature acted quickly on a bill to repeal the state’s little-used death penalty, with the Senate Judiciary Committee advancing the legislation just two...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mancos woman works to free innocent prisoners across the country

Bernard Young was behind bars for nearly 30 years for a crime he claimed he didn’t commit when his family, in a last ditch effort, called Mancos resident Claudia Whitman. Whitman, who runs the...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Senate Democrats attempt to repeal death penalty

DENVER – Senate Democrats were looking to have Colorado join 19 other states that have eliminated the death penalty, but the measure died on a 3-2 party-line vote late Wednesday night. Senate Bill...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raymond Cain to be resentenced for 1995 murder

Raymond Cain appeared relaxed, reflective and remorseful in a 20-minute video played Thursday in District Court in Durango. In person, he wore shackles and an orange jail-issued jumpsuit. He has a...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Execution drop makes some think death penalty is fading away

WASHINGTON – Is the death penalty in America gradually dying? There have been just two executions since May 1 and the total for 2016 probably will hit a 25-year low. Execution drug shortages,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb

BOULDER – A judge sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger’s womb to 100 years Friday. Judge Maria Berkenkotter said the harshest sentences for the most serious charges were...

DATE: April 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Second of two escaped N.M. inmates arrested

ALBUQUERQUE – The manhunt for the second of two New Mexico convicts ended Saturday in an Albuquerque apartment with the fugitive surrendering without a fight. Uniformed officers were still waiting...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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