• Jury weighing killer's motive in rare El Paso County death penalty trial

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    After six weeks of testimony in El Paso County's first death penalty trial in a decade, the question before a jury isn't whether Glen Law Galloway pulled the trigger. It's why. With defense attorneys conceding at the outset that the 46-year-old defendant was responsible for...

  • Defense in Colorado Springs death-penalty trial says judge is "severely damaging" right to fair trial

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A death penalty trial that began with the defendant hurling a laptop at a judge is nearing an end amid complaints by his defense team that he hasn't received a fair hearing. In court Tuesday, Glen Law Galloway's attorneys said 4th Judicial District Judge Gregory Werner revealed a...

  • Death penalty defendant in Colorado Springs refuses to take the stand

    BY LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 19, 2018

    A Colorado Springs man facing the death penalty in a 2016 double murder declined to take the stand Monday, bringing his lengthy trial one step closer to a verdict. In deciding against testifying, Glen Law Galloway lashed out against 4th Judicial District Judge Gregory Werner,...

  • Man who shot cousin in face in Colorado Springs gets long prison term

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 18, 2018

    A man convicted of shooting his cousin in the face to avoid repaying a $700 loan for bail money was sentenced to prison Monday. Luis Pineda-Lara is to serve 26 years for an April 2017 attack that nearly killed Selvin Miranda at the Pinions Apartment Complex, 3603 Airport Road....

  • No bond for man accused in fatal road rage shooting in Westminster

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jun 18, 2018

    BRIGHTON — A man accused of opening fire on a family outside a suburban Denver dental office, killing a 13-year-old boy and wounding his mother and brother, will remain in jail. A judge denied bond for 23-year-old Jeremy Webster Monday at his first court hearing since being arrested...

  • Colorado Springs man sentenced in stomping death of auto repair shop owner

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    A Colorado Springs man convicted of killing an auto repair shop owner during a July robbery was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. Eric William Grant, 39, will serve life plus 25 years in the stomping death of George Maldonado at Full Throttle Auto Service, 305 N. Chelton Road....

  • Jury delivers swift verdict in murder of Colorado Springs Full Throttle Auto Service owner

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 12, 2018

    A jury deliberated for less than three hours before convicting a Colorado Springs man of robbery and first-degree murder in the July stomping death of an east-side auto repair shop owner. Eric William Grant, 39, was found guilty of delivering the fatal blow in the slaying of Full...

  • Colorado Supreme Court clears way for admitted Planned Parenthood shooter to be forcibly medicated

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 12, 2018

    The Colorado Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for admitted Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear Jr. to be medicated against his will. The state's highest court declined to review Dear's challenge of a Colorado Court of Appeals decision in January to allow him to be...

  • Gunfire residue in jeans cited by defense in Colorado Springs death-penalty case

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 11, 2018

    Microscopic particles inside jeans worn by a Colorado Springs shooting victim drew scrutiny in court Monday as defense attorneys began putting on their case at El Paso County's first death-penalty trial in a decade. Attorneys for Glen Law Galloway, 46, say the presence of gunshot...

  • Colorado Springs man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in DUI crash that killed 2 on Old Stage Road

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 11, 2018

    A 23-year-old Colorado Springs man pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide in a drunken-driving crash that killed two people on Old Stage Road in March 2017. Wyatt Richard Beaman pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide involving drugs or alcohol and two counts of...

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