By Peter Rossi
LAW WEEK COLORADO
Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.
Jury Starts Deliberating In Mercado Trial
The jurors in the Pedro Mercado first-degree murder trial were sent home for the day after deliberating for five hours Monday. Prosecutor Michael Peterson said in closing arguments that there is no reasonable doubt that Mercado murdered Stephen Marble on Sept. 8, 2007. Defense attorney David Moorhead countered that there were no reliable witnesses throughout the trial.
Shaggy Bandit In Custody
U.S. Attorney David Gauette charged Michael Alan Kincade and Christopher Lee Richardson with bank robbery. Both men were advised of the charges Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver.
Denver Attorney Named Elections Director
Kelly Garnsey Hubbell and Lass attorney Judd Choate will take over as Colorado’s new elections director the first week in October. Choate’s current practice specializes in election law and commercial litigation.
River Bandit Gets Two Years
Glenwood Springs man Dryden McIntosh received a two-year prison sentence for motor vehicle theft, aggravated driving under revocation and evading police. McIntosh ran from police and jumped in the Colorado River in an attempt to escape.
Thompson’s Mother Testifies
Aaron Thompson’s mother testified Monday that the last time she spoke with Aarone was in 2004. Thompson is charged with child abuse resulting in death after the disappearance of Aarone.
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