Jail populations rising fastest in small counties

NEW YORK – While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the U.S. inmate population, according to a new...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Death-penalty debate back in Colo.

DENVER – Two high-profile murder cases have brought the death-penalty debate back to life in Colorado. Days after James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing 12 people...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death-qualified’ juror search slows marathon, theater cases

BOSTON – One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon. “I would sentence him to...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

SALT LAKE CITY – Ten years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Murder victims’ survivors question death penalty

Is taking a murderer’s life justified? Advocates personally touched by murder argued no Wednesday night at Fort Lewis College. Panelist Jeanne Bishop’s sister and her sister’s family were murdered...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death-penalty debate enters governor’s race

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s re-election campaign said he has no intention of revisiting his decision to provide a “temporary reprieve” to convicted killer Nathan Dunlap after controversial...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death-penalty attacks on Gov. Hickenlooper renewed by GOP

DENVER – Colorado Republicans are unleashing another round of criticism against Gov. John Hickenlooper and his stance against capital punishment, hoping to paint the Democrat as indecisive on the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arsonist banned from using fire

Convicted of starting the 2012 Roatcap Fire, Roger “Bucky” Stratton was instructed to never use fire again. Ever. “I’m taking fire away from you,” District Court Judge Todd Plewe said to him. At a...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Machete-wielding man gets four years in prison

CORTEZ – A father of five was ordered to serve two consecutive two-year prison terms in connection with terrorizing a Cortez neighborhood with a machete during the summer. After pleading guilty to...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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