The bulk of the costs for the DA’s office — about $925,000 — was for salaries and benefits.
Colorado has executed just one person in nearly half a century, and only three people sit on its death row.
“It’s the horrific amount of violence that was done and loss of life that’s very distressing to see up close, which you have to do to evaluate a case like this,” said Valerie Hans, a Cornell Law School professor who has studied juries.
“The trial is a part of the healing process, not just for the families who lost a loved one in the theater, but for the victims that survived and for the community as a whole,” he said. “It’s part of that process of tying up feelings and fears and frustrations.”
Sanders’ accomplice, Charles Ferrell Johnson, 34 of Denver, was sentenced earlier this year to 66 years in prison for his role in the crime.
“Down the road, we’re going to have to ask for an increase to take care of roads. It would be helpful if some of us could donate our leftover campaign funds,” she said as her reason for proposing the measure.
BOULDER | Republican presidential hopefuls don’t take the debate stage in Boulder until tonight, but plenty of groups are lining up to tell the GOP candidates what they ought to say. Among those are relatives of the 12 people killed in the July 2012 Aurora theater shooting who are rallying to push lawmakers to take a […]
“This is probably just the beginning of the merchandising and marketing of him from the murderibilia industry’s perspective,” Kahan said.
The event next week at Two22 will include food trucks, beer, face painting and a photo booth. The silent auction runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. And it seems like an ideal fit for a brewery that already donates $2.22 from every $10 of proceeds to Colorado charities.