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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A judge removes DA Carol Chambers from a death-penalty case -- and blasts prosecution misconduct.
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 >>
How does DA Carol Chambers beat the high cost of a death-penalty prosecution? By billing the prison system.
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 >>
After Michael Tate lost all hope of a family life, he found the Devil.
The dust is settling in the dust-up over allegations against Quiznos.
Franchise owners thought they'd make a fortune serving the toasted sandwiches created by Quiznos. Instead, they got burned.
Censured but defiant, Carol Chambers goes after habitual criminals -- and cops, judges and lawyers -- like no other district attorney. But at what cost?
Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?
Illegal immigrant Jon Vaupel is not from Mexico, but he's a borderline case.
Lawsuits against Rocky Flats, like plutonium, last forever.
In the murder trial of Krystal Voss, doubt was everywhere and nothing was reasonable.
They ran the toughest cellblock in the most dangerous prison in the state. It was the perfect place to beat inmates.
Denver's best-known ambulance chaser rolls over Rollback Smiley.
Naim Amini fled Afghanistan to build a new life, a life now lost in the translation.
The settlements. The spin. The remaining secrets.
State Farm puts a premium on protecting its reputation. Good luck.
Eighty-Six Million Dimes
Traveling with private extradition companies is no joy ride -- particularly for female prisoners.
Donta Page's sentence revives Colorado's death-penalty debate -- but brings no closure. The Conclusion of "Penalty Zone."
Defense attorneys fight to save their clients by comparing them to current residents of death row.
With several controversial cases coming up, Colorado's death-penalty decision moves to a three-judge panel.
Until two years ago, Colorado juries weighed whether men deserved to die. Now judges decide their fate.
Colorado Central Station Casino takes a hit over an English-only policy.
When the accused reject a not-guilty plea, Colorado's insanity law breaks down.
A look at those affected by Coloradoís insanity law.
When Qwest took over US West, it took on a class-action lawsuit.
Carole Abbott was an expert witness in child sex-abuse cases. What she witnessed at home was a different matter.
It took sixteen years and international extradition, but the Colorado Attorney Generalís Office finally got its man.
As judges ponder the fates of Brandy DuVall's murderers, they must measure different shades of black.
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.
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.
No matter who wins a medical malpractice case, the verdict cuts both ways.
Robert Riggan's fate was to have been decided this week. Now he's back in line.
For ex-employees of Caring Hands, a libel suit and bankruptcy filing are all about getting paidor not.
When a Denver gas company started drilling wells in Las Animas County, it brought bad feelings to the surface.