Ben Markus appears in the following:
Sunday, September 20, 2015
It's already legal to smoke pot at home in Colorado. Now the Denver City Council is considering allowing use in public places. This story originally aired Sept. 18 on All Things Considered.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Pot is legal in Colorado, but the capitol city has outlawed pot bars like those in Amsterdam, leaving tourists who flock to Denver to get high with no legal place to do so. But that may change soon.
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Jurors spared the death penalty for James Holmes, the man convicted of killing 12 and injuring 70 in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting. Holmes will serve life without the possibility of parole.
Friday, August 07, 2015
This week jurors heard victim impact statements from family members of the 12 people James Holmes killed in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. They start death penalty deliberations today.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The parents of convicted shooter James Holmes took the stand in the sentencing phase of the trial. They told the Colorado jury that their son is mentally ill and should not receive the death penalty.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The sentencing phase of the Aurora Theater Shooting trial begins Wednesday. James Holmes, who was found guilty of murder last week, faces either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
Friday, July 17, 2015
James Holmes was found guilty of storming a midnight premier for the latest Batman movie, where he shot and killed 12 people and hurt 70 more. The question now is if Holmes will get the death penalty.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Jurors in the trial James Holmes heard closing arguments Tuesday. Colorado Public Radio's Ben Markus reports on the cases made for and against Holmes' insanity at the time of the killings.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Two psychiatrists testified for the prosecution that James Holmes was legally sane at the time of the shooting. The defense team will call its own experts, who are expected to say Holmes was insane.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The psychiatrist who treated accused Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes has finished her testimony, and state prosecutors are due to rest their case this week.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
The trial could come down to whether James Holmes was sane during the shooting. A court-appointed psychiatrist told jurors he was. But experts hired by the defense are expected to say the opposite.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Aurora theater shooting trail continues Tuesday with witnesses for the prosecution. Jurors heard lengthy opening statements on Monday with both the prosecution and defense outlining their cases.
Monday, April 27, 2015
James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. Two key questions remain: Was Holmes insane, and should he be put to death?
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The district attorney prosecuting the Aurora shooting case is pursuing the death penalty. The defense was rejected when it offered to have the suspect plead guilty in return for life in prison.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Through heavy taxes, Colorado has collected tens of millions in the first year of marijuana legalization. But much of it must be refunded, thanks to a quirk in the state's constitution.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
In Colorado, James Holmes's legal team admits that he was the shooter that killed 12 people. But the question is whether Holmes was legally insane at the time of the 2012 massacre.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thanks in part to the nearby oil and gas boom, Denver is seeing a flood of affluent professionals with a hunger for good food. In one month this summer, for example, 40 restaurants opened.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Legal pot sales are growing in Colorado, and the state has a marijuana DUI blood standard for drivers. But without a pot breathalyzer, it's hard to measure how high someone is.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Activists have sued to halt the state's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. The trial, which begins this week, leaves the law in limbo.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Hotels are finally having a good year. As the economy has slowly improved, more people are traveling. But more heads on pillows means higher prices — especially since new hotel construction has been on hold for years. Now developers are pushing hotel projects across the country.