Hickenlooper holds private meetings with lawyers, families, law enforcement about Nathan Dunlap case

Lawyers hope Hickenlooper will grant clemency

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper is holding private meeting with lawyers, victims' families and law enforcement about the case of condemned killer Nathan Dunlap.

Hickenlooper’s meetings concern Dunlap's fate. Spokesman Eric Brown says the governor is hearing information from all sides.

Dunlap was sentenced to die for killing four people at a pizza restaurant in 1993. This week a judge scheduled his execution for the week of August 18-24, although his lawyers are still trying to save his life.

Attorneys hope Hickenlooper will grant him clemency. Dunlap's lawyers are also challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty and asking the Colorado Supreme Court to require the Colorado Department of Corrections to get public input on its procedure of using lethal injections for executions.