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Resource ID: #18422
Subject: Death Penalty
Source: Westword (Denver)
Date: June 7-13


Westword examines Colorado death-penalty system and finds it works inefficiently. The story features the most eye-catching murder cases in recent years, and follows the judicial process for each them. Residents of death row had their execution dates come and gone a number of times, the newspaper reveals. At the same time victims' relatives, present at endless debates of lawyers and judges, were impatient to receive justice and disappointed to find out that "killings could be rated and ranked." The article provides some on the history of death penalty in Colorado since 1900.

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