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After haunting Colorado for three decades, there is new hope in the Jonelle Matthews case

Life changed for a generation of Colorado kids — and law enforcement — when Jonelle Matthews disappeared in 1984. Now police have a person of interest.

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Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate being investigated for 1984 Greeley cold-case murder of 12-year-old girl

Jonelle Matthews disappeared Dec. 20, 1984, after a Christmas choir concert at a nursing home

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Colorado prosecutors warn DUI-testing mess could have impacts far beyond drunken driving cases

18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler and Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty warn that the entire criminal justice system could face big challenges if a remedy isn’t found

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DNA testing leads to break in decades-old Colorado murder case. But privacy questions are being raised.

Police used a DNA database and a fast food cup to zero in on a suspect in the 1987 death of 20-year-old Fort Carson soldier Darlene Krashoc

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What you need to know about Colorado’s current death penalty law

As lawmakers debate repealing it, here's how Colorado's capital punishment system works.

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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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A double-murder in a nightmarish Garden of Eden challenges an undersheriff in over her head

Charlotte Hinger's chilling mystery features plenty of suspense but also an unexpected star -- a boy's sadly touching diary entries

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This real-life Garden of Eden — in Kansas — offered a perfectly diabolical setting for a murder mystery

The actual history on which author Charlotte Hinger bases "Fractured Families" may be even creepier than the double-murder plot

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Hickenlooper commutes life sentences of 6 men convicted of murder, including in high-profile Curtis Brooks case

Curtis Brooks was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of 24-year-old Christopher Ramos in Aurora in 1995