Hello court watchers,
This will be a short week for me. I’m off on Monday and Tuesday.
But it will be a full week in the 4th Judicial District, where some of my Gazette colleagues will be helping out with our coverage.
On Monday, jury selection gets underway at 9:30 a.m. in Division 4 in the first-degree murder trial in juvenile court of a 14-year-old Colorado Springs boy accused of killing his younger brother and wounding their mother.
Daniel Gudino is charged with shooting to death his 9-year-old brother Ulysses in the basement of their home on May 18, 2009 in the 1800 block of Chapel Hills Drive. Here’s my most recent blog post on the case.
On Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., jury deliberations resume in Division 12 in the child abuse trial of Jeremiah Lovato, a 40-year-old maintenance worker for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Lovato is accused of beating his 15-year-old adoptive son so severely that he was taken to a hospital in January 2010. Here’s our most recent story on the case.
Also on Tuesday, former U.S. Olympic Judo team athlete Adler Volmar will be sentenced in Division 7 at 8:30 a.m. on two misdemeanor counts of having sex with a juvenile.
In October, a jury acquitted Volmar on felony charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in his downtown Colorado Springs hotel room. But the jury found him guilty of having sex with a juvenile who was at least 10 years younger. My Gazette colleague Brian Gomez will cover the sentencing. Here is my most recent story on the case.
Divison 14, there will be a hearing for Bruce Nozolino, the Colorado Springs anti-tax activist accused of killing one man and trying to kill a judge and a lawyer. This hearing should be the first opportunity to hear what kind of case the prosecution has against Nozolino, whom a grand jury indicted in July.
Here’s my most recent story on the case.
Bear in mind, court hearings often are delayed and rescheduled, so what you see here may not happen.
Do you know of a court case I ought to be covering? Let me know. My e-mail: email@example.com
John C. Ensslin
Legal Affairs reporter