• Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Children behind bars: Why Colorado is trigger-happy when it comes to sentencing kids like Alan Sudduth as adults

    Alan Sudduth was sixteen years old when prosecutors charged him as an adult.​Our cover story this week recounts the tale of Alan Sudduth, a juvenile who was sentenced to seventy years in prison in 1996 for the murder of a cab driver -- even though a recent hearing showed that the prosecution's ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Cynthia Buschagen, 66, claims Castle Rock's Faith Lutheran Church fired her for being too old -- and too female

    Did Faith Lutheran Church in Castle Rock discriminate against Cynthia Buschagen?​Cynthia Buschagen isn't leaving Castle Rock's Faith Lutheran Church quietly. On Friday, the 66-year old filed a lawsuit against her former employer -- as well as its parent organization, Rocky Mountain Synod of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Rocky Flats judgment appealed while plaintiffs wait... and wait

    ​Plutonium lasts forever, and so do legal cases involving Rocky Flats. Yesterday, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges Stephen Anderson, Jerome Holmes and Michael Murphy heard arguments in the appeal of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant class-action lawsuit -- filed by neighbors of t ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Earl Ryan ends trial early by pleading guilty to killing two-year-old Noah Crookham

    Earl Ryan apparently didn't like the direction his trial was heading.​As the Darrent Williams murder trial was winding down, another proceeding about an event with tragic consequences -- the trial of Earl Ryan, who allegedly shot and killed a two-year-old boy, Noah Crookham, in 2008 -- was get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial, day twelve: Another dismissed alternate juror would have voted to acquit

    Prosecutors say Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (left) was shot and killed by 26-year-old Willie Clark (right) on New Year's Day 2007.​ Westword is covering the trial of Willie Clark, accused of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams early on New Year's Day 2007. The m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Cory Voorhis hearing, day one: Fired ICE agent battles to get his job back, boss Tony Rouco fumbles again

    Cory Voorhis is finally getting a chance to be heard.​Cory Voorhis, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was fired for leaking information from a restricted database to Republican Bob Beauprez's 2006 gubernatorial campaign, began making his case to get his job back before a federa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Erik Osborn found guilty, faces up to 24 years in prison

    Here's looking at you, Erik Osborn.​We've chronicled the story of disgraced One Lincoln Park developer Erik Osborn, who was accused of stealing from partners such as "Dealing Doug" Moreland and talk-show host Tom "Lou from Littleton" Manoogian, in a May feature article and a series of blogs ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    John Suthers buzzing on Stacy Clendenin medical-marijuana ruling

    "Why is everyone getting so worked up over little ol' me?"​In September, Joel Warner wrote a blog entitled "Could Clendenin Case Deal a Blow to Colorado's Pot Biz?" Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who's been trying to put the medical-marijuana genie back in the bottle, certainly hopes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Alleged Zeus Pegasus International freakazoid David McCoy fighting extradition to Colorado on creepy sex charges

    David McCoy's reported request of job applicants: "May I watch you shower?"​You remember David McCoy, right? According to the Boulder Police Department, McCoy says he operated a media business called (I'm not making this up) Zeus Pegasus International, and a while back, he advertised for a cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    ACLU sues Denver for alleged false arrests during Democratic National Convention

    Signs of recent times.​It's been a year since the Democratic National Convention took over this town -- and to mark that anniversary, the Colorado branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken two legal actions. In the first, an ACLU lawyer is representing eight people in a suit again ... More >>

  • News

    April 10, 2008

    Bad Execution

    A judge removes DA Carol Chambers from a death-penalty case -- and blasts prosecution misconduct.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Profiles in Snitching

    At the moment the jury is still out in the first-degree murder trial of David Bueno, an inmate at the Limon state prison accused of killing another prisoner. Bueno and Alejandro Perez (who has yet to go to trial) face possible death sentences in the slaying, the prosecution of which is being bankrol ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Arapahoe County DA Charges Death-Penalty Fees to the State

    How does DA Carol Chambers beat the high cost of a death-penalty prosecution? By billing the prison system.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    The Last Juvie to Face Life?

    And then there was one. Rather than face the possibility a life without parole sentence, Matthew Davies plead guilty to second degree murder for shooting and burning a 20-year-old with whom he was dealing drugs and guns in Colorado Springs. Davies faces 40-48 years at his December 18 sentencing. D ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Killer Instinct

    After Michael Tate lost all hope of a family life, he found the Devil.

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    August 23, 2007

    Sinking Sub

    The dust is settling in the dust-up over allegations against Quiznos.

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    May 3, 2007

    You're Toast!

    Franchise owners thought they'd make a fortune serving the toasted sandwiches created by Quiznos. Instead, they got burned.

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    February 8, 2007

    The Punisher

    Censured but defiant, Carol Chambers goes after habitual criminals -- and cops, judges and lawyers -- like no other district attorney. But at what cost?

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    November 16, 2006

    Fighting Mad

    Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?

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    April 13, 2006

    Love, American Style

    Illegal immigrant Jon Vaupel is not from Mexico, but he's a borderline case.

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    March 9, 2006

    Flats, Busted

    Lawsuits against Rocky Flats, like plutonium, last forever.

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    July 14, 2005
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    November 25, 2004

    Shades of Guilt

    In the murder trial of Krystal Voss, doubt was everywhere and nothing was reasonable.

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    June 26, 2003

    Cowboy Justice

    They ran the toughest cellblock in the most dangerous prison in the state. It was the perfect place to beat inmates.

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    January 23, 2003

    Follow That Story

    Lingua Franca

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    December 12, 2002

    The Wal-Mart Crusade

    Denver's best-known ambulance chaser rolls over Rollback Smiley.

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    November 21, 2002

    Trial and Tribulations

    Naim Amini fled Afghanistan to build a new life, a life now lost in the translation.

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    October 31, 2002

    Deeper Into Columbine

    The settlements. The spin. The remaining secrets.

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    August 15, 2002

    Take a Memo

    State Farm puts a premium on protecting its reputation. Good luck.

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    May 16, 2002

    Follow That Story

    Eighty-Six Million Dimes

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    February 14, 2002

    Road Hazard

    Traveling with private extradition companies is no joy ride -- particularly for female prisoners.

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    June 28, 2001

    Dead Reckoning

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

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    June 21, 2001

    Shades of Black

    Defense attorneys fight to save their clients by comparing them to current residents of death row.

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    June 14, 2001

    Judge and Jury

    With several controversial cases coming up, Colorado's death-penalty decision moves to a three-judge panel.

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    June 7, 2001

    Murderers' Row

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

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    May 24, 2001

    Language Barrier

    Colorado Central Station Casino takes a hit over an English-only policy.

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    January 11, 2001

    Call Me Crazy

    When the accused reject a not-guilty plea, Colorado's insanity law breaks down.

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    January 11, 2001

    Colorado's Insanity Cases

    A look at those affected by Coloradoís insanity law.

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    January 4, 2001

    Lawyers on the Line

    When Qwest took over US West, it took on a class-action lawsuit.

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    March 16, 2000

    Sight Unseen

    Carole Abbott was an expert witness in child sex-abuse cases. What she witnessed at home was a different matter.

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    February 3, 2000

    Take the Money and Run

    It took sixteen years and international extradition, but the Colorado Attorney Generalís Office finally got its man.

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    September 30, 1999
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    June 3, 1999

    Judgment Day

    As judges ponder the fates of Brandy DuVall's murderers, they must measure different shades of black.

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    May 27, 1999

    The Final Judgment

    Two years ago this week, Brandy DuVall was killed by members of the Deuce-Seven gang. For the past month, the courts have been deciding whether her murderers live or die.

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Bench Pressed

    The logjam in Denver's federal district court is one of the worst in the country. Blame Congress, Timothy McVeigh, greedy lawyers -- and judges who don't have time to judge.

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    February 4, 1999
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    January 21, 1999

    Under the Knife

    No matter who wins a medical malpractice case, the verdict cuts both ways.

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    December 17, 1998

    The Waiting Game

    Robert Riggan's fate was to have been decided this week. Now he's back in line.

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    December 17, 1998

    Hands Out

    For ex-employees of Caring Hands, a libel suit and bankruptcy filing are all about getting paidor not.

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    November 12, 1998

    Look Out Below!

    When a Denver gas company started drilling wells in Las Animas County, it brought bad feelings to the surface.

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