Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Weissman Again Tries to Get Rid of Death Penalty to Pay For Cold Case Investigations

Rep. Paul Weissman, D-Louisville, is ready to try again to convince his colleagues to shift money from the state's rarely-used death penalty to cold-case investigations.

According to a report in this morning's Gazette (Colorado Springs), Weissman will soon introduce a bill that would eliminate Colorado's death penalty.

The money saved would be made available to the state attorney general's office for investigations of unsolved crimes, including murders.

The Gazette article quoted Senate president Peter Groff as saying he is not sure the bill's prospects are entirely positive.