Is Pot Legalization to Blame for at Least Eleven Homicides?

Reading from the Voice Media empire: The district attorney who prosecuted James Holmes for his lethal shooting spree at a movie theater in 2012 says marijuana legalization has resulted in plenty of bloodshed, too. Westword has the story.

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: The district attorney who prosecuted James Holmes for his lethal shooting spree at a movie theater in 2012 says marijuana legalization has resulted in plenty of bloodshed, too. Westword has the story.

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Brian Pattison Guilty in Tattoo Party That Turned Into Murder, Arson

Reading from the Voice Media empire: Tattoo artist Brian Pattison has been found guilty of killing Shane Richardson last year, then starting a fire that closed an iconic bagel shop located in the same structure, for months. Prosecutors say Pattison came to Richardson’s apartment for a “tattoo party” that went terribly wrong. Westword has the story.

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: Tattoo artist Brian Pattison has been found guilty of killing Shane Richardson last year, then starting a fire that closed an iconic bagel shop located in the same structure, for months. Prosecutors say Pattison came to Richardson’s apartment for a “tattoo party” that went terribly wrong. Westword has the story.

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Why David Batty Got the Maximum for Shocking Murder

Reading from the Voice Media empire: David Batty, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing Tonya Lei Webster last year, has been sentenced to 48 years in jail. It’s the maximum punishment possible in Colorado for the crime. But the horrific nature of Batty’s actions, which included sodomizing Webster with a novelty baseball bat after strangling her to death, was […]

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: David Batty, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing Tonya Lei Webster last year, has been sentenced to 48 years in jail. It’s the maximum punishment possible in Colorado for the crime. But the horrific nature of Batty’s actions, which included sodomizing Webster with a novelty baseball bat after strangling her to death, was [...]

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Judge: Bronco Bar Murder Was an Execution

Reading from the Voice Media empire:  Ignacio Luque-Verdugo received the maximum sentence in a 2014 triple shooting at the Bronco Bar that the judge in the case described as an execution. Prosecutors said a man killed in the incident was shot six times, with five of the bullets fired into his back after he was already down. Westword has the story.

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Reading from the Voice Media empire:  Ignacio Luque-Verdugo received the maximum sentence in a 2014 triple shooting at the Bronco Bar that the judge in the case described as an execution. Prosecutors said a man killed in the incident was shot six times, with five of the bullets fired into his back after he was already down. Westword has the story.

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Keith Hammock Finds Out the Hard Way He Can’t Just Shoot a Kid at a Marijuana Grow

Reading from the Voice Media empire: Keith Hammock has been found guilty of second-degree murder and more for killing one teenager and wounding another last October after they’d jumped a fence into his back yard, where he was growing marijuana. The verdict demonstrates defense-of-property laws, especially when it comes to pot grows deemed illegal. Westword has the story.

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: Keith Hammock has been found guilty of second-degree murder and more for killing one teenager and wounding another last October after they’d jumped a fence into his back yard, where he was growing marijuana. The verdict demonstrates defense-of-property laws, especially when it comes to pot grows deemed illegal. Westword has the story.

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Darius Ratcliff’s Incredible Life of Crime Before Age 21

Reading from the Voice Media empire: Darius Ratcliff has been found guilty of first-degree assault against the peace officer who shot him on July 31, 2016, the day before his twentieth birthday. Exactly a year later and one day before he turned 21, he was scheduled to be back in court for a hearing related to a separate murder charge, with […]

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: Darius Ratcliff has been found guilty of first-degree assault against the peace officer who shot him on July 31, 2016, the day before his twentieth birthday. Exactly a year later and one day before he turned 21, he was scheduled to be back in court for a hearing related to a separate murder charge, with [...]

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Why Harold Henthorn Will Stay in Prison for His Wife Toni’s Murder

Reading from the Voice Media empire: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has affirmed the conviction of Harld Henthorn, who authorities say killed his second wife, Dr. Toni Henthorn, by pushing her off Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park in 2012. In so doing, the jurists unanimously rejected Henthorn’s argument that the original court biased the jury against […]

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has affirmed the conviction of Harld Henthorn, who authorities say killed his second wife, Dr. Toni Henthorn, by pushing her off Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park in 2012. In so doing, the jurists unanimously rejected Henthorn’s argument that the original court biased the jury against [...]

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Shawn Geerdes’s Marijuana-Grow Murder Used to Attack Legal Weed

Reading from the Voice Media empire: George Brauchler, who prosecuted James Holmes for the 2012 theater shooting that killed twelve people and injured seventy others, is running for governor in 2018 — and he’s using Shawn Geerdes’s conviction for murdering Jason Dosa nearly three years ago as an opportunity to criticize legal pot, even though the marijuana grow in which the […]

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: George Brauchler, who prosecuted James Holmes for the 2012 theater shooting that killed twelve people and injured seventy others, is running for governor in 2018 — and he’s using Shawn Geerdes’s conviction for murdering Jason Dosa nearly three years ago as an opportunity to criticize legal pot, even though the marijuana grow in which the [...]

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Travis Mason Murder: Reward Increased in Slaying of Ex-Marine While Guarding Pot Shop

Reading from the Voice Media empire: The reward being offered for information about the person or persons who killed Travis Mason, a former Marine who was fatally shot while working as a security guard at a marijuana dispensary in June 2016, has been increased to $55,000, more than triple the original amount. Authorities hope the increase will help break the case that’s […]

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: The reward being offered for information about the person or persons who killed Travis Mason, a former Marine who was fatally shot while working as a security guard at a marijuana dispensary in June 2016, has been increased to $55,000, more than triple the original amount. Authorities hope the increase will help break the case that’s [...]

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Michael Blagg’s Retrial in His Wife’s Grisly Murder Takes a New Twist

Reading from the Voice Media empire: There are new developments in a high-profile homicide case that stretches back sixteen years, to the 2001 violent death of  Jennifer Blagg and the disappearance of her six-year-old daughter, Abby. The investigation seemed to have reached a resolution in 2004, when a jury found Michael Blagg guilty of Jennifer’s murder. Prosecutors presented evidence that […]

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: There are new developments in a high-profile homicide case that stretches back sixteen years, to the 2001 violent death of  Jennifer Blagg and the disappearance of her six-year-old daughter, Abby. The investigation seemed to have reached a resolution in 2004, when a jury found Michael Blagg guilty of Jennifer’s murder. Prosecutors presented evidence that [...]

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