Colorado lawmakers consider ending little-used death penalty

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Colorado lawmakers consider ending little-used death penalty

State Sen. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, greets fellow lawmakers before Gov. Jared Polis makes his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Colorado Legislature Jan. 10 in Denver. Fields, whose son and fiancee were gunned down, has joined fellow Democrat Rep. Tom Sullivan, also of Aurora, who lost his son in the theatre massacre in Aurora, in opposing a bill to abolish Colorado’s death penalty, which got its first hearing before a Senate committee Wednesday.
State Rep. Tom Sullivan, D-Aurora, front, speaks as Colorado House Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver, listens during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on a bill to get a “red flag” gun law on the books Feb. 21 in Denver.

Colorado lawmakers consider ending little-used death penalty

State Sen. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, greets fellow lawmakers before Gov. Jared Polis makes his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Colorado Legislature Jan. 10 in Denver. Fields, whose son and fiancee were gunned down, has joined fellow Democrat Rep. Tom Sullivan, also of Aurora, who lost his son in the theatre massacre in Aurora, in opposing a bill to abolish Colorado’s death penalty, which got its first hearing before a Senate committee Wednesday.
State Rep. Tom Sullivan, D-Aurora, front, speaks as Colorado House Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver, listens during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on a bill to get a “red flag” gun law on the books Feb. 21 in Denver.
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