Crime

Dale Eaton, on death row for killing Denver's "Lil Miss:" Is he bipolar?

The rape and murder of Lisa Kimmell, aka "Lil Miss," was one of the most shocking and brutal crimes of its era -- the subject of multiple television shows and a book written by her mom that traces heartbreak over the course of more than a decade.

The killer of Denver-based Kimmell, Dale Eaton, is on death row in Wyoming, but his attorneys continue to fight for his life. Now, a Colorado psychiatrist speaking at a hearing looking into claims of inadequate defense says he may suffer from bipolar disorder.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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