Does the gear worn while dirt biking or taking part in paintball games qualify as "body armor"? That's among the assertions made by the Boulder Police Department in explaining the fatal shooting of Michael Habay, 42, by a BPD officer. And while an investigation of the events that led to Habay's deat ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper confounded death-penalty advocates and opponents alike last month when he granted a reprieve but not clemency to Nathan Dunlap, who'd been scheduled for execution in August for the 1993 murders of four people. Now David Isberg is hoping the governor will intervene to prev ... More >>
Update: Earlier today, we shared the arrest affidavit naming Samuel Carter, one of two Boulder cops charged in the shooting of a Mapleton neighborhood elk on New Year's Day; see our previous coverage below. Now, the City of Boulder has announced that Carter and cohort Brent Curnow, who also faces cr ... More >>
In February, we shared the story of Michael Clark, accused of killing Boulder official Marty Grisham in 1994, but not charged until earlier this year. The case was hardly a slam dunk, since it was largely based on circumstantial evidence. But the prosecution has earned a first-degree murder convict ... More >>
Zoey Ripple, the recent CU graduate who was shot after wandering into the wrong home, may have been under the influence of a date-rape drug in addition to alcohol, her attorney maintains. Nonetheless, Ripple -- recently featured in a 20/20 report about drunk walking -- has pleaded guilty to first-de ... More >>
In the past few weeks, we've shared the story of Edward McMorris, who was arrested after witnesses said he publicly tortured a puppy named Tater; see our more recent coverage below. Now, however, a Boulder judge says the facts of the case don't justify the felony animal cruelty charge prosecutors h ... More >>
Yesterday, an Internal Affairs Review Panel was set to issue findings regarding Boulder Police officer Christian McCracken, charged with attempted first-degree murder in a case that allegedly involved him stalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend. McCracken apparently realized the results wouldn't be ... More >>
Zoey Ripple, the recent CU graduate who was shot after drunkenly wandering into the wrong home, has now been formally charged with first-degree trespassing. That's a felony, and it carries a potential penalty of up to five years in stir. But signals from Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett sugge ... More >>
Update: When speaking about the decision of three CU-Boulder students arrested for trespassing on the closed Norlin Quad amid the university's effort to shrink the annual 4/20 event to fight the charge on First Amendment grounds, attorney Sean McAllister described the school's tactics as "fascist" i ... More >>
How the Denver Post and Perry Mason ruined a Colorado murder case
Update: At first blush, a bias-motivated crime allegation seemed like a real stretch in the case of CU student Thomas Frank Ross -- and at second and third blush, too. But while the Boulder District Attorney's Office has decided against leveling this charge against Ross, he's not off the hook when i ... More >>
As described in "Bedtime Story," Molly Midyette was sentenced to sixteen years for the death of her infant son, Jason, in one of the most sensational Boulder cases in years -- something she now says was unfair because her ex-husband Alex Midyette and his powerful family allegedly sabotaged he ... More >>
Ty Gregorak.On Friday, we told you about Ty Gregorak, the first-ever Shmuck of the Week designate to ever be de-Shmuckified -- thanks to charges against the former CU Buff involving the theft and return of a strip-club bouncer's gun being dropped by the Boulder District Attorney's Office. Ac ... More >>
Lance Hering asked his best friend to help him disappear. What happened next is a real cliff-hanger.
Censured but defiant, Carol Chambers goes after habitual criminals -- and cops, judges and lawyers -- like no other district attorney. But at what cost?
From the week of October 19, 2006
From the week of September 1, 2005
He was the perfect husband -- till debt do us part.
From JonBenét to Kobe Bryant, Colorado gets hung out to dry.
A roundup of the civil cases surrounding the Ramseys.
The county will soon have its first new DA in 28 years. But in order for justice to be done, former cop Steve Thomas thinks the office needs a complete overhaul.
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.
Boulder Community TV is at war with one of its flakiest producers. Guess who's winning?
Only Michael Furlong knows how his wife fell to her death. But the authorities know this isn't the first time he's lost a mate.
He was thin, she was fat. He was passive, she was pushy. He's alive, she's dead.