Skip to contents

Beth McCann

Beth McCann
Beth McCann

Denver DA’s husband pleads guilty to two counts of attempted arson

Christopher Linsmayer, 69, was charged with attempted arson after he set fires on his property near Kremmling, according to the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Legislation to reduce Colorado’s jail populations makes sense for safety and social justice

Arrests should be reduced because jail is a dehumanizing and often traumatizing experience that violently disrupts families and communities, and can destroy lives.

Opinion Columns

Black, Hispanic people disadvantaged in Denver courts, study of felony cases shows

No racial disparities were found in plea agreements. But more Black people faced charges that Denver prosecutors later found there was not enough evidence to support.

Crime and Courts

Two of three teens arrested in fatal northeast Denver fire will face adult murder charges

Kevin Bui and Gavin Seymour, both 16, are charged with 60 felony counts related to the fire that killed five members of a family from Senegal. A 15-year-old defendant could move to adult court, too.

Crime and Courts

Silverman: Police, and Cory Gardner, should reject Donald Trump

Opinion Columns

Colorado poised to revisit murder law that can send people to prison for life — even when they didn’t kill anyone

A Democratic state senator wants to change the penalties for violating Colorado’s felony murder law to take life in prison without the possibility of parole off the table

Crime and Courts

McCann: Keeping our community safe from gun violence by averting potential disaster

Opinion Columns

Recent mass shootings have renewed debate about universal background checks. Here’s how they’ve worked in Colorado.

President Donald Trump has floated the idea of seeking expanded background checks on the federal level and also for legislation on so-called red flag laws, which Colorado recently enacted

Crime and Courts

Colorado lawmakers will consider whether to repeal the death penalty again, as factors align for passage

The Colorado legislature has debated getting rid of capital punishment four times since 2000. The bill being brought this year wouldn’t send the question to voters, as proponents of lethal injection want.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Seeking fair and equal justice on drug policy

Opinion Columns

Owners of a Denver marijuana business plead guilty in the first local prosecution of a legal pot enterprise in the U.S.

Matthew Aiken, Christian Johnson and Anthony Sauro will serve one year in prison followed by a year of parole

Crime and Courts

Death of boy, 7, found in Denver storage unit, could spark new rules about following up on kids at risk who are pulled from school

Caden McWilliams was officially withdrawn from DPS last fall to be home schooled, but police believe he was already dead

Education