Nathan Dunlap: Mom of victim Ben Grant latest to call for killer to die

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Photos and more below.
We've been covering a clemency bid by Nathan Dunlap, who killed four people at a Chuck E. Cheese in 1993; see our previous coverage below.

Yesterday, we shared a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper by a woman who was scheduled to work at the restaurant on the fateful evening but took the night off instead; she urged him to go forward with the execution. Today comes a similar statement from the mom of a co-worker who wasn't so fortunate. She, too, thinks the appropriate sentence is death.

As we've reported, Dunlap, who had been fired from his job at the restaurant, arrived at his former workplace and shot five people: Margaret Kohlberg, fifty, Sylvia Crowell, nineteen, Ben Grant and Colleen O'Conner, both seventeen, and Bobby Stephens, twenty. Only Stephens survived, but he suffered terrible injuries.

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The crime scene.
Dunlap was arrested within hours of the shootings and convicted in 1996, with the jury opting for capital punishment. He's been on death row ever since, but earlier this month, his execution date was finally set for the week of August 18-24.

Within days of that development, Dunlap's representatives formally submitted a clemency request to Hickenlooper. Arguments made for changing his sentence from death to life without the possibility of parole include mental issues that were't properly diagnosed or treated until 2006. The document, which is on view below in its entirety, maintains that three of the jurors who voted for death wouldn't have done so had they known about his condition.

The aforementioned letter-writer, who's chosen to remain anonymous, doesn't buy that. Now a nurse, she says Dunlap never showed symptoms associated with the sort of bipolar disorder from which he's said to have suffered during the time of their acquaintance. In her view, only death can extinguish the evil within him.

A similar theme is struck by Sandi Rogers, the mother of Ben Grant. Her statement, like the letter, was shared by the Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office, which continues to ratchet up the pressure on Hickenlooper to let the execution take place.

According to the DA's office, Rogers "begs" Hickenlooper to "sit back, make no decision, allow the one that twelve people made after listening to all the evidence seventeen years ago stand.

"I wish you could have met my son, listened to all of the things said about him after this act of planned murder, the amount of love that flowed," she continues, adding, "I honestly think if (you) had been there, you would have no doubt the decision for death."

Here's a photo of Ben Grant, followed by our previous coverage.

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Ben Grant.
Continue for our previous coverage of Nathan Dunlap's clemency bid and responses from a massacre survivor, including photos and more.

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abolish
abolish

If our government is going to carry out the most extreme act it can against a citizen, it needs to be done fairly. That is clearly not a standard we are meeting in Colorado.

Because of that, I personally feel that the most appropriate solution is for Nathan Dunlap to spend the remainder of his life behind bars. Dunlap will face the harsh punishment he deserves by serving life without any possibility of parole. But we will avoid using a system that is biased and broken. I hope the Governor agrees.

killeryakoo
killeryakoo

To the troll who keeps calling people bloodthirsty Christians, I'm a staunch atheist, I believe in no invisible giant in the sky. I also say, wipe this POS off the face of the planet. Coward.

nwerle
nwerle

fry,  gas,  inject that SOB

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

WW didn't use his 'scary' photo this time .

Is it every other day ?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Note to all Blood Thirsty Vengeful Christians --

Nathan Dunlap may well end up in the glorious Kingdom of Heaven after you end his earthly suffering, he merely has to ask forgiveness from the heavenly father for his sins.

On the other hand, some of the dead victims may in fact be burning for Eternity in Hellfire ... if  they hadn't accepted Christ as their personal savior before they were killed.

Hope that helps.

Nandrolone
Nandrolone

When I moved here ten years ago due to a job transfer I heard people saying "Oh so you're moving to God's country?" To me all is God's country but I knew what was meant. I lived here for a year and resigned my position and moved out of CO. I moved back to CO eight months ago and that phrase has entered my mind again and again. People may consider this God's country, and beautiful indeed, so what I'm wondering is who's inhabiting God's land? Because I hear and see evil speak and talk all the time. sad sad but true. I hope a chem cloud of happy washes over Denver...

Darryl DonewithDbags
Darryl DonewithDbags

And I hope you read this from your hole Nathan Dumbass. I think the guy that did not die (Bobby Stephens) but was severely injured, should get to pull the trigger. If this was Texas or Virginia you wouldn't even be a memory anymore you stupid Fuck.

Darryl DonewithDbags
Darryl DonewithDbags

Why is this mother Fucker still alive 20 years later? He Killed my Friend Sylvia Crowell (RIP) who never hurt a soul in her oh-so short life. Let me at him and I'll save the tax payers alot of money. So how much have we spent on this worthless piece of shit in 20 years? How much has the privatized Correctional Facility made on this scumbag? I cant believe that more time has been wasted talking about someone who should have been executed in the same manner he killed his victims. A $3.00 bullet to the head 20 years ago saves how much money? Re-fucking-diculas. Die mother fucker die.

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

Dunlap can't be fixed, the guy knew exactly what he was doing when he killed ..... It's time for him to meet his maker..... No sympathy needed for Dunlap..... Good riddance.....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I'm curious WHY WW has been running the non-threatening, smiling photo of Dunlap for months, but now all of a sudden is 'featuring' his original, SCARY mugshot ...?

Are the 'bandwagons' racing side by side, and you still have yet to decide which way you're leaning ?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@killeryakoo ... as an Atheist you know that DEATH ENDS Nathan Dunlap's earthly suffering ... where he has to spend every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year of every decade of the rest of his life locked in a cage like an animal.

Why would you want to END his suffering ... if bloodthirsty revenge and painful punishment are your objectives?


killeryakoo
killeryakoo

I really  hope they kill this guy...

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay  Early morning comedy . I haven't had my morning 'dosages', leaving me laugh challenged ....

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

That is a bunch of bull...... Who are to say who goes to heaven or who goes to hell..... ?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Jose R. Chavez ... spoken like a true Christian.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Darryl Dontfukwitme  ... HMMNWJE?

How many murderous Negroes would Jesus execute?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Darryl Dontfukwitme   I hope his death brings you & yours peace , enabling everyone to put he and his actions out of your minds and daily lives ...

Good Luck & my most sincere condolences ..

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Darryl Dontfukwitme ... Jesus would be proud of your vengeful blood lust.


michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Darryl Dontfukwitme Thanks for the post, Darryl, and our condolences for the loss of your friend. We're going to make this an upcoming Comment of the Day. Appreciate you sharing your views with us.

fognl7
fognl7

@Juan_Leg  Maybe they're swapping the photo for one that hasn't been used as often.  

It isn't necessarily a conspiracy. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg  ... same reason the Media ran O.J.'s extra-dark chocolate photo ...

The blacker and more negroid they be, the easier it is for whitey to vilify.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@killeryakoo "I really  hope they kill this guy..."

Too chickenshit to do it yourself, eh coward?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg ... I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints ... the sinners are much more fun ...

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Green_eyes    According to 'American Dad', only 'Tops' are accepted into heaven . Too bad for stuka1 .......

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Green_eyes = fucking illiterate retard.

Your Holey Babble and Perverted Church doctrine as summarized above determine the idiotic beliefs of superstitious imbeciles like you.

Nandrolone
Nandrolone

hmmm the word ZeitGeist comes to mind, then ZANY, then zen??? Live it. Deal with it.breathe...

khoums
khoums

@DonkeyHotay and you know hes a Christian because ? talking out that stupid pie hole of yours again?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay 

Hotay, can you draw ? We SHOULD be making cartoons out of the endless material WW provides !

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@khoums = reads all of my posts ... hates himself for it.

khoums
khoums

@DonkeyHotay and yet here you are every day all day -- you pathetic loser. 

 now get back to talking to yourself through your different user ids.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg @DonkeyHotay 

Nobody could ever re-create what Wasteword lost when they fired Kenny Be.

He was the WW brand. Without him this rag is about as useless as a broke-dick dog.


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