Jim Castle

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Sir Mario Owens: False Evidence in Death-Penalty Case a "New Low," Defense Claims

    Determined to demonstrate just how far he believed Arapahoe County prosecutors had strayed over the line in the effort to obtain the death penalty against his client, defense attorney Jim Castle resorted to a visual aid. During a hearing late Friday, he presented District Judge Gerald Rafferty with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Sir Mario Owens: Defense Claims Government Misconduct in Death-Penalty Case

    Dexter Harris has provided the police with information on so many murders committed by other people that it's hard to keep it all straight. Yesterday morning, grilled in great detail in Arapahoe County District Court about his role as a confidential informant and key witness in the 2008 death senten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Ray Wagner: Inmate gets a year in the hole for refusing to lie in death-penalty case?

    Ray Wagner​Last month's "not guilty" verdict in the murder trial of inmate Alejandro Perez put an end to six years of costly missteps and setbacks for Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers and her team of prosecutors, who'd set out to get the death penalty in a murky prison homi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Reader: Alejandro Perez attorney responds to prosecutor's spin in failed death penalty case

    Perez.​Alan Prendergast's post about the acquittal of Alejandro Perez in the killing of a fellow inmate included comments from prosecutor Jason Siers, whose boss Carol Chambers, is known for the zeal with which she seeks the death penalty. Defense attorney Jim Castle wasn't pleased with Siers' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial: Accused killer's lawyers question whether Denver police hid evidence

    Willie Clark​ Do Denver police detectives hide evidence in secret folders? Lawyers for accused murderer Willie Clark say they do. Other defense attorneys agree. But prosecutors do not; they say attorneys regularly have access to police files. The issue came up yesterday at a pre-trial hearin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    In for Life: Day Four of the Michael Tate Murder Trial

    The fourth day of Michael Tate’s first-degree murder trial for killing the father of his friend, Michael Fitzgerald, was supposed to start with Fitzgerald on the stand. But for the third straight day, the trial started late. First, Tate’s attorneys tried to keep Fitzgerald from testifying – a ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Dead Reckoning

    Donta Page's sentence revives Colorado's death-penalty debate -- but brings no closure. The Conclusion of "Penalty Zone."

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Murderers' Row

    Until two years ago, Colorado juries weighed whether men deserved to die. Now judges decide their fate.

  • News

    August 27, 1998

    Odor in the Court

    A police sting on a perfume dealer nets a small-time amount of goods--plus two vehicles. The dealer says the whole thing stinks.

  • News

    October 24, 1996

    Motion to Dismiss

    Should Judge Lynne Hufnagel be benched? Ask the bankrupt cabbies, bullied witnesses and banished lawyers who've tasted her bitter brand of justice.