Entries tagged with “Marco Garcia-Bravo

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Apr 01, 2020

Colorado District Attorneys Drop One Capital Prosecution, Continue a Second, After State Abolishes Death Penalty

After ignor­ing health risks posed by lengthy court pro­ceed­ings dur­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic and fac­ing crit­i­cism that a cap­i­tal pros­e­cu­tion fol­low­ing the state’s abo­li­tion of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment would amount to a polit­i­cal­ly par­ti­san waste of tax­pay­er dol­lars, pros­e­cu­tors in Adams County, Colorado have announced that they will drop the death penal­ty in a high-pro­file case involv­ing the killing of a sheriff’s deputy.

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Apr 13, 2020

News Brief — Prosecutors Drop Death Penalty in Last Remaining Colorado Capital Prosecution

NEWS (4/​13/​20) — Colorado: Prosecutors in Colorado Springs have dropped the death penal­ty in their mur­der case against Marco Garcia-Bravo in the shoot­ing death of two high school stu­dents, the last remain­ing cap­i­tal pros­e­cu­tion in Colorado since the state abol­ished the death penal­ty on March 23. Parroting lan­guage used by Adams County pros­e­cu­tors when they dropped the death penal­ty against Dreion Dearing on March 30 in the state’s oth­er pend­ing cap­i­tal pros­e­cu­tion, 4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May blamed Governor Jared Polis for May’s deci­sion, call­ing Polis a 13th juror”…