By Peter Rossi, LAW WEEK COLORADO
Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.
Arguments in the Aaron Thompson fatal child abuse trial opened Friday and continues today. Thompson’s defense argued Shelley Lowe, his deceased former live-in girlfriend, is responsible for their daughter Aarone’s disappearance three years ago. Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Bob Chappell is prosecuting the case and public defender Lucienne Boyd is defending Thompson.
Marshall’s Trial Slated For Thursday
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall is scheduled for a one-day trial Thursday in Atlanta on a misdemeanor battery charge. Marshall’s former girlfriend alleges he struck her on March 4, 2008.
Glenwood Arson Trial Starts
Larry Del Gerbaz is accused of not properly conducting a controlled burn, damaging properties in the Glenwood Springs area. His arson trial is underway and is expected to last two weeks.
Appeals Court Upholds National Forest Protection
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California last week upheld a lower-court decision reinstating roadless protections for more than 50 million acres of national forest, including in Colorado.
Churchill Still Wants Job Back
Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill has asked Denver District Court Chief Judge Larry Naves to reconsider his recent decision to vacate a jury’s finding. Naves denied Churchill’s request to get his job back.
Penalties Vary For Repeat DUIs
Analysis by The Denver Post on four years of DUI sentencing data found that drunken drivers pay extremely different prices for their crimes.
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