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“Someone must know something”: Denver police ask for help to solve state...

Denver Police DepartmentTrooper Thomas CarpenterForty-seven years ago on this day, a Colorado State Patrol trooper was shot to death in his patrol car — and the killer was never caught. Denver police...

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Guest Commentary: I’m an innocent man who was on death row. Abolish the death...

I am a lifelong conservative Republican whose faith in the criminal justice system was shattered by my near-death experience with it. I came within nine days of being sent to the gas chamber for a...

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Arrest made in 1982 deaths of two young women near Breckenridge

A Colorado man is in custody in connection to the 1982 deaths of two young women near Breckenridge. Alan Lee Phillips, 70, of Dumont, was arrested for investigation on murder charges in the killings of...

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“Hammer Killer” suspect to stand trial 37 years after slaying of Aurora family

A lifetime ago on a Sunday night, Connie Bennett taught her 7-year-old granddaughter to pick out a melody on a chord organ, an early birthday gift she’d nabbed from a thrift store for the girl, who’d...

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Defense in “Hammer Killer” trial says multiple attackers carried out Aurora...

Family photoPolice say DNA evidence links Alex Ewing to the 1984 murders of three members of Bruce and Debra Bennett and their 7-year-old daughter Melissa, left. Only 3-year-old Vanessa, at right,...

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Jury finds Alex Ewing guilty in 1984 “Hammer Killer” murders of Aurora family

An Arapahoe County jury on Friday found Alex Ewing guilty of murder in the horrific 1984 killings of a 7-year-old girl and her parents in Aurora — an emotional moment of justice nearly 40 years in the...

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“Just trying to get control”: A Colorado woman’s quest for closure after...

On a frigid January night in 1984, Kim Rice woke to a flash of pain and sat up in bed to see a stranger’s silhouette, his arm raised to strike another blow with a hammer. She screamed, and the stranger...

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Nearly four decades after Greeley’s Jonelle Matthews disappeared, a suspect...

The Idaho man accused of kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews in 1984 will stand trial this month on murder charges almost four decades after the girl disappeared from her Greeley home...

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Killer or “true crime junkie”? Suspect’s long obsession with Jonelle...

Jonelle MatthewsSteven Pankey’s decades-long fixation on the 1984 disappearance of Greeley’s 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews is at the center of the murder case against him. Whether that fixation is...

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Second “Hammer Killer” trial ends in mistrial after one day

One day in and Alex Ewing’s second trial in connection with a series of brutal 1984 hammer attacks is already over. A Jefferson County judge on Wednesday morning declared a mistrial after granting a...

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