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Effort to eliminate the death penalty in Colorado fails in emotional hearing

Author: Peter Marcus - February 16, 2017 - Updated: February 16, 2017

An effort to eliminate the death penalty in Colorado was rejected by a legislative committee Wednesday night after an emotional hearing. The effort from Senate Democratic Leader Lucia Guzman failed on a party-line vote, with Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the proposal. The hearing included tearjerking testimony from people who lost loved ones […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.