Yesterday we reported that Governor John Hickenlooper would not meet with Colorado Sherrifs who opposed gun control when asked late last week. Hickenlooper’s staff protested and called it a scheduling snafu. Our sources confirm, it was a snub.
And a story from The Denver Post‘s John Ingold may shed light on why: Hickenlooper was busy entertaining the pleading of convicted mass murderer Nathan Dunlap’s lawyers.
Attorneys for Colorado death-row inmate Nathan Dunlap are working on a clemency petition in the hopes of persuading Gov. John Hickenlooper to spare the killer’s life.
Records show, however, that the petition will not be the first outreach by Dunlap’s attorneys to the governor’s office. E-mails provided to The Denver Post as part of an open-records request reveal that Dunlap’s attorneys have been in regular contact with members of Hickenlooper’s legal team.
While Hickenlooper may be too busy to meet those that actually protect the lives of kids — the Sheriffs – when it comes to saving the life of a murderer of children, Hickenlooper’s team seems to be all ears.
As Ingold reports, Hickenlooper appears to be considering commuting the Chuck E. Cheese killer’s sentence: