Error led to wrong order on death penalty cases

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) A clerical error led to an incorrect conclusion that the Colorado Supreme Court was considering a request to unseal court records in two death penalty cases.

The Denver Post reports Thursday that the high court had already denied the request, and that it was an error that that prompted a court order for attorneys to explain why the records should remain closed.

The cases involved Sir Mario Owens and Robert Ray in Arapahoe County and their attorneys had made the request that was denied.

Owens and Ray were sentenced to death for the 2005 slayings of Vivian Wolfe and Javad Marshall-Fields. Marshall-Fields was to testify against Ray in the 2004 murder of Gregory Vann at an Aurora park.

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