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Paperwork error let suspect in Colorado corrections boss murder out four years erly

Paperwork error let suspect in Colorado corrections boss murder out four years erly

Because of a paperwork error, the suspect in last month’s killing of Colorado’s corrections chief was freed from prison in January — four years earlier than authorities intended. Judicial officials acknowledged Monday that Evan Spencer Ebel’s previous felony conviction had been inaccurately recorded and his release was a mistake. In 2008, Ebel pleaded guilty in […]

Both sides of gun debate get loud and demanding

Both sides of gun debate get loud and demanding

Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it’s up to voters now to make their position known to Congress. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and National Rifle Associate Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre claim their opposing views on guns have the support of the overwhelming number of Americans. They are looking at […]

Did Colorado governor influence release of friend’s son suspected of killing prison official?

Did Colorado governor influence release of friend’s son suspected of killing prison official?

The governor of Colorado used the case of a friend’s son, formerly in solitary confinement in the state’s prison system, to push for relaxation of the use of such imprisonment techniques while interviewing Tom Clements for the top prison job. Attorney Jack Ebel testified before the Colorado Legislature two years ago that solitary confinement in […]

Colorado moves to legalize same-sex civil unions

Colorado moves to legalize same-sex civil unions

A bill to legalize same-sex civil unions in Colorado won final approval from state lawmakers on Tuesday and was expected to be signed into law, reflecting a recent shift to the left in the political balance of power in the Denver statehouse. Supporters of the Democratic-sponsored measure, which cleared the state House of Representatives on […]