Quantcast

Mennonite investigator jailed after refusing to testify - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Mennonite investigator jailed after refusing to testify

Posted: Updated:
COURT COURT
DENVER -

A defense investigator in a Colorado death penalty case is behind bars after refusing to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs.

Greta Lindecrantz, a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment, has been jailed since Monday after repeatedly refusing to answer questions about her work on the defense team of Robert Ray, one of three men on Colorado's death row.

She refused to answer questions again Tuesday and has been ordered to return to court today. Her attorney, Mari Newman says Lindecrantz would testify if not for the possibility that her testimony could be used to put Ray to death.
  
Ray's defense team is challenging his death sentence partly by arguing that he didn't have an effective legal team.
  
Prosecutors apparently subpoenaed Lindecrantz to testify in an effort to back up their case that Ray he did have good representation.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?