A hundred miles east of Denver is a rise that, at around 5,900 feet, is the highest point between Denver and Kansas City -- or between Denver and Chicago, or between Denver and New York, depending on who's doing the measuring and who's doing the bragging. This rise marks what has traditionally been ... More >>
The decision earlier this month of 18th Judicial District Judge Carlos Samour allowing accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes to plead not guilty by reason of insanity keeps the case moving forward -- and it's sure to be one of the most massive prosecutions in the State of Colorado's history. H ... More >>
In March 2011, the town of Hugo, in Lincoln County, was shaken by the murders of Charles and Laura Clagett, an elderly couple who'd lived in the area for years. Soon, their great grandson -- later ID'd as Greg Smith, a few weeks shy of seventeen -- was arrested and charged as an adult. He's now been ... More >>
Josiah Sher.News that Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers is seeking the death penalty for Josiah Sher, the alleged trigger man in a double-murder-for-hire case in Castle Rock, doesn't exactly come as a shocker. The slayings of Amara Wells and Bob Rafferty were about as coldb ... More >>
It's safe to say the auction exceeded expectations. The only known photograph of William McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, was expected to draw bids around $400,000 over the weekend at Brian Lebel's Old West Show & Auction in Denver. Instead, it went for a jaw-dropping $2 million to oilman and ya ... More >>
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has released the latest data about medical marijuana patients in the state, and the numbers are fascinating. As of March 31, the most recent date available, 137,556 people have applied to the patient registry, and 123,890 -- most of the ... More >>
Laura Clagett.After Hugo's Charles and Laura Clagett were found murdered late last month, local police identified the person of interest only as a teen relative. Now, however, we know that he's Greg Smith, the Clagett's great-grandson, who turns seventeen next week -- because the 18th Judicia ... More >>
9NewsA couple in a small Colorado town are murdered and the gaze of the police settles on a boy too young to have his name publicly acknowledged at this stage of the investigation. Sound familiar? It should in light of the shocking deaths of Burlington's Charles and Marilyn Long, allegedly at ... More >>
9NewsUpdate: Sex offender Dennis Hasty can't face charges for the murder of Limon police officer Jay Sheridan, having killed himself prior to being captured. However, his common-law wife, Jackie Hasty, is looking at two counts in relation to the crime, including manslaughter.
Alejandro PerezLast week's acquittal of Alejandro Perez in the murder of another inmate at the Limon Correctional Facility provides fresh ammo for critics of Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers, whose determination to seek the death penalty for a prison gang homicide has resu ... More >>
From 9News coverage.What's the most memorable thing you did at age fourteen? In all likelihood, it was less audacious, and less dangerous, than the acts committed earlier today by an Eastern Colorado teen, who led the Colorado State Patrol on a high-speed chase for a hundred miles before fina ... More >>
Back on the case of the CU sex-recruiting scandal
Two weeks after a Lincoln County judge yanked 18th Judicial District and state prosecutors off a death penalty case, citing several ethical violations, the Office of the Colorado Attorney General has filed its own motion to withdraw from the case. The motion gives no reasons for the request and is ... More >>
Note to self: Avoid extended stays in federal high-security penitentiaries, especially on weekends. Most prison riots tend to happen on weekends, when staffing is bare-bones and the week's grievances have heated to a boil. Last Sunday's melee at the U.S. Penitentiary Florence, in which guards fired ... More >>
A judge removes DA Carol Chambers from a death-penalty case -- and blasts prosecution misconduct.
Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers wasted no time responding to our February 28 feature examining her unusual cost-shifting approach to three death-penalty cases. Within hours after our article appeared online, she fired off the memo below to her prosecution team, blaming the high ... More >>
The child-protection system wants to shut down family-rights activist Suzanne Shell. And vice versa.
Who got stung by National Geographic's on-camera sting of a fossil "poacher"?
The feds had a bone to pick with this fossil-hunting family.
BOB BOCCARDI PUT HIS SON RICHARD IN PRISON. HE MAY NEVER GET HIM BACK OUT.BAD COMPANY IT'S BEEN A KILLER OF A YEAR FOR TIMOTHY STARKEY'S CELLMATES.