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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.

Arrest Made in 1982 Breckenridge Cold Case

Colorado authorities last month announced an arrest in the 1982 killings of Annette Schnee and Barbara Oberholtzer in Breckenridge. Alan Phillips was arrested Feb....

1981 Cherry Hills Cold Case Gets 2021 Arrest

Investigators on Feb. 25 announced a suspect was arrested in connection with the 1981 rape and murder of Sylvia Quayle. The case remained cold...

The Explosive Finale of an Idaho Springs Miner Strike: A brief look at the Colorado Labor Wars

The Western Federation of Miners ignited a wave of union strikes across the state between 1896 and the early 1900s - but the strike at the Sun and Moon mine was perhaps the most deadly.