Only person on Colorado’s death row asks judge to spare his life
February 22, 2008
DENVER ” The lone person on Colorado’s death row is asking a judge to spare his life.
Attorneys for 33-year-old Nathan Dunlap have filed a 755-page motion in Denver federal court, listing 41 reasons they say his death sentence should be thrown out.
Dunlap was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges for shooting five people at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Aurora in December 1993.
Four victims died. The survivor identified Dunlap as the killer.
Among the reasons his lawyers want the death sentence thrown out is a claim that Dunlap’s original defense attorneys were ineffective.
The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld Dunlap’s conviction and sentence three times.
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The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case last month.