Colorado death penalty fight may not be over
DENVER ” The fight over whether to abolish the death penalty in Colorado may not be over yet.
On Tuesday, the Senate passed an overhauled version of the bill which makes no mention of the death penalty and creates new fees to pay for cold case investigations. It now goes back to the House, which voted to get rid of the death penalty and use that savings to pursue unsolved crimes.
Bill sponsor Sen. Morgan Carroll says she’s confident there’s enough support to get the death penalty ban back in the bill. But she said whether the full House and Senate pass such a bill will likely be another cliffhanger.
Another vote could come later Tuesday or not until Wednesday, the final day of the legislative session.
Snow usually comes and goes in this part of the state. A forecasted storm is expected to stick around for a while. Forecasters are calling for snow to persist throughout the weekend in the high country, with a prospect of a couple of feet of powder by the time the storm starts to diminish on Monday.