DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has indefinitely delayed the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap, saying he is unlikely to allow it as long as he is governor. Hickenlooper stopped short of converting the death sentence to life in prison, as Dunlap's lawyers asked. Republicans derided his decision as no decision at all. Victims' families and a survivor criticized the move.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are trying to clear away legal questions so he can plead not guilty by reason of insanity. In a hearing today, Holmes' lawyers will ask the judge to answer whether state laws on the insanity plea and the death penalty work together to violate his constitutional rights.
DENVER (AP) - A federal judge assigned to hear a lawsuit filed by sheriffs challenging new state gun laws is a gun owner herself but says she doesn't believe recusal is warranted. Judges typically disclose potential conflicts of interest in cases they hear. In documents filed yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Krieger says she owns and is proficient in the use of firearms.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A former Grand Junction police officer convicted of having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl while on duty in 2000 has been sentenced to eight years to life in prison. Eric Janusz was convicted earlier this year of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. They met during an runaway investigation involving the girl's brother.
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