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Murder victim relatives join death penalty protest

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 08 2014 03:07:34 PM CST

Edward Montour (left) and Eric Autobee (right)

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -

Relatives of other murder victims have joined the father of a Colorado prison guard in protesting the death penalty in Castle Rock.

Bob Autobee has been a constant presence outside the court there this week as potential jurors line up for the upcoming trial of the inmate accused of killing his son, Eric Autobee, over a decade ago. On Wednesday, the husband of Mary Ricard, a guard killed by another inmate, and a cousin of Colleen O'Connor, who was killed by Nathan Dunlap, also held up signs stating their opposition.
    
District Attorney George Brauchler plans to seek the death penalty against Edward Montour if jurors convict him. Montour originally pleaded guilty and was sentenced to death but won a new trial. He has now pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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