By Peter Rossi
LAW WEEK COLORADO
Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.
Arthur Folsom, representing terror suspect Najibullah Zazi, plans to add lawyers to his team after a judge questioned his federal court experience. Folsom has met with some attorneys and will make an announcement soon.
Jury Still Deliberating In Thompson Trial
The jury in charge of deciding whether Aaron Thompson is guilty of child abuse resulting in the death of his daughter, Aarone, completed its fifth day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict.
Denver Cop Cleared Of Assault Charges
Denver police officer Michael Cordova Tuesday was found not guilty of third-degree criminal assault. Cordova could have been discharged from the force if he was convicted.
Charges Dropped In Fraud Ring, Prosecutors Continue Investigation
Charges against six people accused in a credit-card fraud ring were dismissed in U.S. District Court last week, but prosecutors indicate that they intend to continue investigating the case.
Front Range Briefs
The Longmont Times-Call rounds up the latest cops, crime and courts news.
Former Teacher Faces Sexual Assault Charges
A Larimer County District judge ruled Tuesday that there’s sufficient evidence to try former Estes Park teacher Anthony Ruiz on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old student.
Guilty Plea For Attempted Robbery
Israel Dela Rosa, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted robbery stemming from a July incident where Dela Rosa tried to rob a Glenwood Springs Arby’s restaurant.
Springs Attorney Urges Judge To Take Time Considering USOC Funding Case
Colorado Springs attorney Lindsay Fischer, who’s challenging the financing of a proposed U.S. Olympic Committee incentive package, Tuesday urged Judge Scott Sells not to make a quick decision on the issue because of its complexity.
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