Prosecutors Proceeding With Death Penalty Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Castle Rock, Colo. (AP) Prosecutors say they will pursue their death-penalty case against a man accused in the dragging death of his girlfriend after a judge issued an undisclosed ruling on whether the man can be executed if he's found guilty.

Defense lawyers for Jose Luis Rubi-Nava said Thursday they would ask the state Supreme Court to review the judge's ruling.

The decision pertained to whether rubi-nava is mentally retarded, as the defense maintains. If he is, he cannot be executed under Colorado law.

All records in the case have been sealed, so the ruling has not been made public.

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