“My effort is going to be working upstream to prevent young kids from entering into the criminal justice system, making sure we have access to quality early childhood education, we have quality schools,”said Fields, a Democrat moving to the state Senate in January after four terms in the state House. “My effort is going to be up front, before someone does something really desperate or violent with a gun.”
The murder was the first at supermax, the nation’s highest-security prison. Santiago already was serving a life sentence for killing a prisoner several years earlier at another facility.
“If you need a safe place, once you enter the doors of this building, you are safe,” said the Rev. Abraham Waya, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, who said his church can shelter as many as 100 people. “We will host you and take care of you for as long as it takes.”
Prosecutors say 19-year-old Karly Hanchett pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to commit first-degree murder and participating in a violent crime causing death. She was one of seven people charged in the September 2015 death of 34-year-old Tera Lewandowski, whose remains were found near Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Rhinoceropolis provides people a place to stage concerts and art shows in but firefighters say as many as five people were living in the two-story industrial brick building on Thursday. They were told to leave immediately.
Carlin Police Chief Dennis Fobes says 28-year-old Nguyen Tran of Aurora, Colorado allegedly was traveling with four large duffel bags filled with 70 pounds of marijuana.
“We’ve had a long history of challenges in regard to recruiting and hiring teachers in math and science,” said John Youngquist, chief academic officer for APS. “Our big concern is that then becomes exacerbated.”
The decision announced by Arapahoe County DA George Brauchler marks the first time Colorado prosecutors have sought the death penalty since the theater shooting trial and comes at a time when the capital punishment is exceedingly rare in Colorado.
A group of 10 students who participated in a Fort Lewis College Outdoor Pursuits overnight trip in October were under fire after some of them wrote on the ruins in black charcoal.
City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted to send a plan to the full council that would allow the sale, possession and use of certain fireworks. In general, the new rules would allow the same fireworks permitted in Centennial and unincorporated Arapahoe County, meaning anything that doesn’t explode or shoot into the air. Sparklers, fountains and ground snakes would be allowed