Forest killing suspect wants death penalty
FAIRPLAY ” A man charged with killing a 24-year-old woman in a remote part of Park County says he wants to be executed.
The Rocky Mountain News reports on its Web site that Robert R. Amos threatened to kill a police officer if he doesn’t get the death penalty.
Amos, also known as Dennis Lee Cook, appeared in court Monday.
He is charged with first-degree murder in the June 26 death of Alyssa Heberton-Morimoto in an isolated part of the San Isabel National Forest southwest of Denver.
She was an intern with the Colorado Geological Survey.
The judge gave Amos permission to act as his own attorney. A lawyer will be appointed to advise him.
He is scheduled to enter a plea on Oct. 5.