Anytime Colorado Springs is in the national news, we hope it is for recognition of something good. Unfortunately, this is not the case today following a night of violent crime in the city that has left 4 dead and three injured.
As we discussed last week, federal judges appear to be toughening up on white collar criminals around the nation, enforcing lengthy prison sentences maybe with the intent to deter other powerful business figures from using their positions to commit fraud.
As you may already know, when people are killed, a coroner performs an autopsy and determines whether the death was an accident or a murder before criminal charges can be brought by police. The autopsy by the coroner is then used in court as evidence to show how a person died and if any drugs or alcohol were in the victim's system at the time.
Many people in Colorado and the rest of the nation assume that white collar criminals are often handed down lenient sentences for crimes such as money laundering, fraud or embezzlement. However, a recent report in the New York Times reveals that judges have been toughening up on these crimes of financial deceit.
As we described last week, the outcome of the Casey Anthony murder trial sparked quite a controversy throughout the entire nation. Many people took to social media to express disgust and disappointment in the Florida jury's not guilty verdict immediately after the decision was announced on July 5.
On Tuesday, one of the most publicized murder trials in United States history came to a close, with 25-year-old Casey Anthony being found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2008.
A 22-year-old former youth pastor at Gateway Church in Colorado Springs who was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl recently plead guilty to one count of sexual assault on a child, which is a felony in the state of Colorado.