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Colorado DA won't seek death penalty in Coal Creek Canyon triple homicide

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 14:16:53-04

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado district attorney will not seek the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting three people in Coal Creek Canyon in April.

The Daily Camera reported Wednesday Garrett Coughlin has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after deliberation and three counts of felony murder in the deaths of Wallace White, Kelly Sloat-White and Emory Fraker.

Coughlin also is charged with one count of aggravated robbery.

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said in a motion filed Tuesday while the murder charges are all Class 1 felonies that are eligible for the death penalty, he would not pursue it.