death penalty

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He survived the Aurora Chuck E. Cheese shooting 25 years ago. A possible death penalty repeal is bringing it all back up.

Bobby Stephens: “It just doesn’t make sense to me that this process has been what it’s been.”

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Colorado law mandates which drugs be used for lethal injection. So what happens when they are no longer made?

As Colorado debates the end of capital punishment, a specific drug required by Colorado law -- sodium thiopental -- is no longer available on the open market for executions

In 1997, Colorado’s first execution in 30 years marked a watershed moment. But did it change the conversation about capital punishment?

I witnessed the state impose the death sentence on Gary Lee Davis. It was a surreal event marked by a clean, quiet ease.

Opinion
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TIMELINE: The death penalty in Colorado

Breaking down Colorado's history of capital punishment, plus a searchable database of death penalty cases since 1979.

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“Those scars will always be there”: Rhonda Fields’ son was murdered by two of the three men on Colorado’s death row

The Aurora Democrat is opposed to repealing the death penalty in Colorado. She plans to be “vocal and … honest” during debate over a bill to abolish.

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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.

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Jared Polis vs. Walker Stapleton: Where Colorado’s governor candidates stand on the issues

The two candidates are presenting different visions and staking out contrasting positions on the major issues.

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George Brauchler vs. Phil Weiser: Where Colorado’s attorney general candidates stand on the issues, from marijuana to the death penalty

A look at where Democrat Phil Weiser and Republican George Brauchler stand on the most pressing issues to Colorado and the U.S.