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Colorado authorities accuse stepmom of lying in 11-year-old Gannon Stauch’s death

COLORADO SPRINGS — Investigators believe a woman charged with murdering her 11-year-old stepson killed him in his bedroom just a few hours before reporting him missing in January and allegedly concocted a variety of stories to mislead them, according to a court document. Authorities say Letecia Stauch reported Gannon Stauch missing on Jan. 27 after […]

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Silverman: Plea bargaining with capital punishment as leverage is over now

Colorado’s death penalty died quietly last Monday. Public defenders, Pope Francis, progressive prosecutors and John Hickenlooper paved the way.  But it was Jared Polis who got it done.  Gov. Polis made the abolition official amidst our COVID-19 crisis. Paradoxically, one day after clearing Colorado’s death row — and commuting those sentences to life in prison […]

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Colorado Sun, other media outlets seek affidavit for stepmom accused of murdering Gannon Stauch

A group of Colorado news organizations has asked a judge to unseal an affidavit that could explain why police arrested a woman for investigation of first-degree murder in the disappearance of her stepson. Attorney Steve Zansberg, president of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, filed the motion Monday in El Paso County District Court. Letecia Stauch was […]

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Stepmom arrested in Gannon Stauch disappearance was fired from teaching job days before boy went missing

The El Paso County woman arrested on a murder charge related to the disappearance and presumed death of her 11-year-old stepson was fired from a middle school teaching job just days before the boy went missing. Letecia Stauch, 36, was going through orientation for a job at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Academy District 20 […]