BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A former Boulder, Colorado, police officer convicted of killing a treasured bull elk has been sentenced to four years of probation. The Daily Camera reports 37-year-old Sam Carter also was ordered yesterday to complete 200 hours of community service and serve on a work crew for 30 days. Carter was on duty when he killed the elk known as "Big Boy" on New Year's Day 2013 while it grazed under a crabapple tree. The elk was a fixture in the neighborhood.
DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied a defense request for a special prosecutor to look into a news story about defendant James Holmes. In Thursday's ruling, the judge also denied a defense request to hobble the prosecution case as punishment for a leak, allegedly from a government source, to Fox News reporter Jana (JAH'-nuh) Winter. Winter reported Holmes sent violent drawings to his psychiatrist before the July 2012 shooting rampage. The story cited unnamed officers as sources.
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — An 83-year-old man who caused a traffic crash that killed a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to six years in community corrections. Kenneth Martin Hosch was sentenced yesterday. The Golden man pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the Jan. 26 death of Sgt. Dave Baldwin. Hosch told the judge he did not remember the crash and has struggled to accept that his mental abilities have declined.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Collins woman has been convicted for lying about being kidnapped and raped by a former co-worker. A jury in Greeley found 21- year-old Katherine Elizabeth Bennett guilty of attempting to influence a public servant and two counts of tampering with evidence on Thursday. Last November, she accused 25-year-old Dustin Toth of Windsor of luring her to a Safeway parking lot and then abducting, drugging and sexually assaulting her.