Colorado Supreme Court upholds attempted murder conviction

Robert Ray, photo courtesy Colorado Department of Corrections
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DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the attempted murder conviction of a man who is on death row for the related killing of a state senator's son.

The Denver Post reports that the court upheld the 2006 attempted first-degree murder conviction of Robert Ray for shooting two men at a music festival in 2004.

Ray was later sentenced to death row for killing one of the attempted murder victims, Javad Marshall-Fields, and his fiancée.

Marshall-Fields, who is the son of Democratic state Sen. Rhonda Fields, was scheduled to be a witness in Ray's attempted murder trial.

Ray was also found guilty of first-degree assault on the attempted murder victims and of accessory to the murder of another man who was fatally shot on the night of the music festival.