Clerical error leads to bogus request to unseal death penalty files

From The Denver Post: It turns out a request to the Colorado Supreme Court to consider unsealing court files in two death penalty cases was never granted in the first place.

Rob McCallum of the State Court Administrator’s office said a clerical error led to an order to show cause Tuesday regarding the unsealing of court files in the death penalty cases of Sir Mario Owens and Robert Ray.

But that had already been denied by the Colorado Supreme Court.

The Denver Post reported Thursday that attorneys for Owens and Ray, who are both on death row for the killings of Vivian Wolfe and Javad Marshall-Fields in Aurora in 2005, were seeking to have the cases made public.

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