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Supreme Court Appeal

By: AP
By: AP

The attorney for a woman found guilty in the death of a police officer has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to throw out the conviction.

Attorney Kathleen Lord says Lisl Auman (LEE'-zul AH'-muhn) had no way of knowing her friend had guns in his car or that he would shoot Officer Bruce VanderJagt (VAN'-duhr-jack) following a burglary and car chase.

Auman was handcuffed in the back of a police car when Matthaeus Jaehnig shot VanderJagt, but authorities said she played a key role in the burglary.

Lord says the state statute allowing companions in a felony to be convicted of murder is wrong.

Assistant Attorney General Paul Koehler told the court the sentence was just.

A decision is not expected for some time.


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