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Friday Trial Watch: Jury Acquits Medical Pot Patient

By Peter Rossi
Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.

Jason Lauve Thursday was acquitted of possessing too much medical marijuana.

Opening Statements To Start in Thompson Case
Opening statements are expected Friday in the trial of Aaron Thompson, accused of the death of his daughter Aarone.

Hep-C Rose Tech Pleads Not-Guilty
Former surgical technician Kristen Diane Parker appeared in U.S. District Court on Thursday, and entered a non-guilty plea on charges related to stealing and tampering with drugs.

30 Years For Attempted Murder
Daniel Lujan was sentenced to 30 years Thursday in Denver District Court after pleading guilty to first-degree assault and first degree attempted murder in a June 2008 shooting.

Longmont Times-Call Sues City Council
The Longmont Times-Call sued the Longmont City Council, accusing it of violating state open-meetings laws in June.

Teacher Gets 8 Years Probation For Sexual Assault
Former Sheridan High School teacher Melissa Snow was sentenced to eight years of sex offender intensive supervision probation on Thursday.

Broncos Jordan Sued By Mirage
Denver Broncos running back LaMont Jordan was sued by the Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas Thursday for allegedly owing the casino $20,000 in gambling debts.

Judge Rules Poker Is Gambling
Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann ruled earlier this week that a Windsor man should not have been allowed to argue that Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments are a game of skill, when he decided to fight gambling charges for operating a poker league in a bar.

Colorado Springs Men Charged In Crack Ring
Six Colorado Springs men were busted Wednesday for crack cocaine trafficking. All three federal defendants are charged with Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of crack cocaine.

Loveland Man Charged With Child-Porn Possession
David Bruce John was charged has been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography after a six-month investigation. He is scheduled to appear in district court on Monday.

Grand County Court Report
The Sky-Hi Daily News rounds up Grand County’s court news.

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