By Peter Rossi
LAW WEEK COLORADO
Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.
18th Judicial Deputy District Attorney Amy Richards Tuesday in closing arguments called Aaron Thompson’s home a “torture chamber” and told the jury to convict him of causing the death of his daughter, Aarone. But one of Thompson’s lawyers, James Karbach, said the prosecution had not proved the felony charge of child abuse resulting in death.
City Council Temporarily Halts Dispensaries
The Greeley City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to pass an emergency ordinance that will delay the opening of any medical marijuana dispensary for no more than 90 days. The delay allows the council to draft regulations about where and how the dispensaries can operate.
Wyoming Man To Appear In Court
Wyoming man Corey Ray Albat, 21, accused of gunning down another Wyoming man in May in Aurora, is scheduled to appear in Arapahoe County Court on Sept. 18 for a preliminary hearing.
City Says No Long Term Debt In Lawsuit Response
City attorneys for Colorado Springs argued Tuesday that the deal to keep the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs will not give the city long term debt and therefore does not require voter approval. The attorneys asked for a dismissal of a lawsuit that challenges the legality of the financing for the USOC incentive package. The lawsuit was filed by Springs lawyer Lindsay Fischer.
DA Upgrades Charges Against Murder Suspect
The Pueblo District Attorney’s Office upgraded charges against Jayson Oslund in the death of 18-year-old Matt Maez. The charges were upgraded to first-degree murder, and Oslund is on the loose.
In The Courts
The Fort Morgan Times rounds up the latest court news.
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