The Denver Post reports, "For Gov. John Hickenlooper, questions persist about death penalty decision one year later," by Kurtis Lee.
It’s a name that, as of late, has become ever-present in Colorado politics.
A year ago today, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper granted Dunlap a temporary reprieve from capital punishment — a sentence handed down to Dunlap, who was convicted of killing four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s in December 1993.
Hickenlooper’s move has become persistent political fodder among the four GOP candidates vying to oust him from office this November. Dunlap’s name is often brought up at debates, in campaign videos and in stump speeches. All of the Republican candidates have vowed to execute Dunlap — a practice not used in Colorado since the 1997 execution of Gary Davis.