Denver attorney Walter Gerash’s skill and flair for theatrics on behalf of causes and clients, including high-profile defendants, became legendary. He has died at 96.
Crime and Courts
Police investigate fatal Denver-area shooting between Tesla drivers as possible road rage incident
Adam Michael Fresquez, a father of two young children, died in the May 3 shooting at a Tesla charging station in Edgewater
Colorado to continue prosecuting kids as young as 10 after plan to raise age fails on legislature’s last day
The proposal to raise the juvenile prosecution age except in murder cases pitted district attorneys and police officers against state lawmakers
Colorado woman gets life for killing 11-year-old stepson
A jury found Letecia Stauch guilty of stabbing Gannon Stauch 18 times before hitting him in the head and shooting him once in January 2020.
Colorado legislature shuts down state criminal justice commission that has made policy recommendations for nearly 20 years
Formed by state lawmakers in 2007, the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice was the brainchild of then-Gov. Bill Ritter. The panel was intended to remove partisanship from the process of drafting criminal justice policy, but progressives said it had become a roadblock.
Former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters held in contempt of court, fined $1,500
Testimony showed that Peters was seen video recording a Feb. 7, 2022, hearing for her former chief deputy, Belinda Knisley, when Knisley was facing felony burglary and misdemeanor cybercrimes charges
Boulder City Council removes Police Oversight Panel member, prompting threat of legal action
In removing Lisa Sweeney-Miran, some council members hope to protect the work of the panel. Others worry it will have a chilling effect.
Letecia Stauch’s lawyer says a “psychotic break” explains why Stauch killed her stepson
A jury is deliberating in the slaying of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch
Colorado man stunned by Taser while handcuffed sues rural sheriff’s office
Kenneth Espinoza was arrested Nov. 29, 2022, after he stopped to wait when Deputy Mikhail Noel of the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office pulled over his son
Fight between Tesla drivers ends in deadly shooting at Denver-area charging station
Man who turned himself in is released after fatally wounding 33-year-old man outside Edgewater food hall, police say