Bob Autobee

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    March 11, 2014

    Edward Montour case: Juror blasts "abhorrent" prosecution

    Last week, after battling for more than a decade to execute Edward Montour Jr. for the 2002 murder of guard Eric Autobee at the Limon prison, prosecutors abruptly caved on the second day of his trial, agreeing to a deal that will keep Montour in prison for life without parole. The experience left a ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Edward Montour gets life, death-penalty foes get a win

    After twelve years of trying to put Edward Montour Jr. to death for the murder of a Limon prison guard, it took only a few minutes late yesterday afternoon to sentence him to life without parole, after prosecutors grumblingly agreed to a plea deal that they said would provide only "partial justice" ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Edward Montour death-penalty bid dropped in favor of life without possibility of parole

    Alan Prendergast has been reporting about Edward Montour, a prison murderer targeted with the death penalty by the 18th Judicial District DA's office now headed by George Brauchler -- a controversial effort further complicated by a changed finding in the case that landed Montour behind bars in the f ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Edward Montour death-penalty case: DA George Brauchler, defense clash at hearing

    Defense attorney David Lane accused Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler of snickering. Brauchler accused Lane of posturing for the press and "trial by ambush." And the man whose fate they were wrangling over, Edward Montour Jr., sat quietly in his chair while the attorneys argue ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Bob Autobee on son's killer: "I don't want to see anyone die"

    Two days a week, Bob Autobee has been outside the Douglas County courthouse with his signs, protesting the lack of justice in the criminal justice system. Yesterday, he was invited inside, to explain to Judge Richard Caschette why he should be allowed to tell the jury in the long-delayed trial of Ed ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Read parents' letter asking DA to stop trying to kill their son's killer

    It was eleven years ago today -- October 18, 2002 -- that inmate Edward Montour Jr. attacked Eric Autobee, a 23-year-old correctional officer, in the kitchen of the Limon prison, fatally bludgeoning him with a heavy ladle. To mark that grim anniversary, the victim's parents have made a startling ple ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Death penalty battle heats up at the State Capitol

    In more than eight hours of emotional testimony that stretched well into the evening, activists and faith groups seeking to abolish the death penalty in Colorado squared off against prosecutors and other backers of the ultimate punishment yesterday -- with family members of homicide victims speaking ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Edward Montour case: Was inmate a "volunteer" for the death penalty?

    In an unusual court hearing unfolding in Castle Rock, attorneys for Edward Montour Jr. are seeking to withdraw his guilty plea for the murder of a correctional officer in 2002, claiming that he was mentally ill at the time and seeking "court-assisted suicide" by firing his lawyers in a death-penalty ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Bob Autobee "drops out" of death penalty battle for son's killer, Edward Montour

    Frustrated by a decade of legal delays and setbacks, the father of slain state corrections officer Eric Autobee says that he now opposes further efforts to obtain the death penalty for inmate Edward Montour Jr. for the 2002 murder. In a recent interview, Bob Autobee also blasted the leadership of th ... More >>