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  • Aurora theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 32 min ago

    DENVER — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial....

  • Fort Carson soldier arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, soliciting prostitution

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A Fort Carson soldier who allegedly strangled a 21-year-old woman he met for escort services last month has been arrested, according to Colorado Springs police. Nilark Bates, 22, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder and soliciting prostitution, according to court...

  • Colorado Springs man testifies in sex assault case

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    What a victim described in court as a night of terror and sexual assault was remembered fondly Thursday as an evening of consensual romance by the alleged attacker. Justin Hatfield, 39, is on trial for sex assault charges brought in April when a then-19-year-old who works at a...

  • Colorado Springs man to police: Pipe bombs for 'home protection'

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs man arrested after pipe bombs were found in his apartment unit Wednesday night told police he made the bombs for "home protection" and that he had mental problems, according to court documents. According to Andy Marrero's arrest affidavit, police officers searching...

  • $3M settlement reached in Colorado inmate's death

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Corrections has reached a $3 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill inmate who died after guards ignored his seizures. Christopher Lopez's ordeal was captured on a six-hour video after guards at the San Carlos Correctional Facility in...

  • Man arrested after explosives found in Colorado Springs apartment

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The discovery of pipe bombs in an apartment Wednesday afternoon prompted the evacuation of the building, Colorado Springs police said. Andy Marrero, 33, of Colorado Springs was arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive device. Police responded to Point of View Apartments...

  • Denver parents charged after toddler tests for marijuana

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — A Denver couple are being prosecuted for child abuse after their 3-year-old daughter tested positive for marijuana use. Prosecutors charged 33-year-old Mario Hollerway and 26-year-old Alysia Lombard with misdemeanor child abuse and having more pot than allowed under Colorado...

  • Owner of horses seized from Black Forest property pleads not guilty

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The owner of horses seized from a Black Forest property in September pleaded not guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty. Sherri Brunzell, 62, was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty Sept. 19. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office removed 10 horses and several llamas from her property....

  • Man convicted in 1979 Denver church slaying

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    DENVER — A jury has convicted a man accused of beating a woman to death in a Denver church in 1979. The Denver District Attorney's Office says 53-year-old James Scott was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the Oct. 25, 1979, death of Martha...

  • Man who shot Loveland police officer gets 40 years

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — A 24-year-old man who shot a Loveland police officer during a traffic stop has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1x0ITkW ) Cody Powell, of Loveland, was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty...

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