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The ‘Wildest Gun Battle in Denver History’ Was Also the First Successful Mint Holdup in the U.S.

The Denver Mint’s 1922 robbery was the “wildest gun battle in Denver history” and the first successful Mint Holdup.

1994 Denver Cold Case Gets 2021 Arrest

The Denver DA in June announced it charged Steven Cumberbatch with the murder of Rita Desjardine, a breakthrough on a 1994 cold case.

Cult Leader’s Death Still Undetermined, Charges Dropped Against Members

Charges against the members of the 5D Full Disclosure group, formerly known as Love Has Won, were dropped on Tuesday.

Adolph Coors’ Failed Kidnapping That Led to Murder

While Coors Brewing Company went through a boycott for alleged civil rights violations, just six years later, the murder of Coors in 1960 devastated the family for the nine months they awaited justice.

Nearly 20 Years Later, Denver Murder Case Gets Fresh Eyes

Hal Hebert has been appealing his murder conviction and life sentence for decades. In addition to challenging a trial witness who was later convicted of serial murders, Hebert asserts his counsel was ineffective.

Detective’s Son Sentenced to Death in 1995 for Rape and Murder; Verdict Later Overturned for Improper Jury Conduct

Convicted murderer, Robert Harlan, was originally sentenced to death but the state Supreme Court overturned the sentence after reports of juror misconduct.

Lawless Order: The Murder of Alan Berg

While most Coloradans knew Berg for his radio show, some may know he previously served as a lawyer in Chicago.

This Week in History: Colorado Repeals the Death Penalty, Commutes Sentences of Nathan Dunlap Plus Others

The 1999 Columbine High School shooting shocked the nation but before that heinous crime was another that ended in four deaths in 1993.