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July 2011 Archives

3 shootings leave 4 dead in Colorado Springs last night

Anytime Colorado Springs is in the national news, we hope it is for recognition of something good. Unfortunately, this is not the case today following a night of violent crime in the city that has left 4 dead and three injured.

Former Colorado Springs cop accused of sex crimes

In May, we reported about a former Colorado Springs police officer who was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Since then, the accusations have gotten much more serious against the 30-year-old, who was a school resource officer at Horace Mann Middle School.

Colorado trio guilty in $30 million investment scam

As we discussed last week, federal judges appear to be toughening up on white collar criminals around the nation, enforcing lengthy prison sentences maybe with the intent to deter other powerful business figures from using their positions to commit fraud.

Could the El Paso County Coroner lose creditability in court?

As you may already know, when people are killed, a coroner performs an autopsy and determines whether the death was an accident or a murder before criminal charges can be brought by police. The autopsy by the coroner is then used in court as evidence to show how a person died and if any drugs or alcohol were in the victim's system at the time.

Federal judges cracking down on white collar criminals

Many people in Colorado and the rest of the nation assume that white collar criminals are often handed down lenient sentences for crimes such as money laundering, fraud or embezzlement. However, a recent report in the New York Times reveals that judges have been toughening up on these crimes of financial deceit.

Local attorney weighs in on Casey Anthony verdict

As we described last week, the outcome of the Casey Anthony murder trial sparked quite a controversy throughout the entire nation. Many people took to social media to express disgust and disappointment in the Florida jury's not guilty verdict immediately after the decision was announced on July 5.

Court's plan to keep Casey Anthony, jurors safe

On Tuesday, one of the most publicized murder trials in United States history came to a close, with 25-year-old Casey Anthony being found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2008.

Ex-Colorado Springs youth pastor pleads guilty to sexual assault

A 22-year-old former youth pastor at Gateway Church in Colorado Springs who was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl recently plead guilty to one count of sexual assault on a child, which is a felony in the state of Colorado.

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