Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
An inmate who killed a corrections officer has been given the death penalty.
Prosecutors said Edward Montour Junior killed 23-year-old Sergeant Eric Autobee in order to raise his stature in prison.
Authorities also say he said he had wanted to force authorities to
transfer him to another prison.
The sentence was announced today by Douglas County District
Judge Paul King.
Authorities say Montour struck Autobee twice on the head with a
nine-pound, four-foot-long soup ladle in the kitchen of the Limon
Correctional Facility in October.
The 35-year-old Montour already was serving a life sentence with
no chance of parole for the 1997 beating death of his 11-week-old
daughter in Colorado Springs.