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Trial Watch: Fake attorneys, former Broncos and porn lawsuits.

By James Carlson, LAW WEEK COLORADO

SHE NEEDED AN ATTORNEY-FOR-HIRE: A woman convicted in May 2008 of hiring a hit man to kill her son’s father is asking a U.S. District judge to throw out the conviction, reports Denver Post’s Felisa Cardona. Why? Because, oops, she hired a fake attorney.

COX TO BE SUED: Former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox will be sued by the woman who accused him of sexual assault during the recent high-profile trial, reports Denver Post’s Mike Klis. And she can file it anonymously, according to the Associated Press.

TROOPER ON LEAVE: A Colorado State Patrol trooper is on paid administrative leave after he was acquitted on charges stemming from the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect, reports the Associated Press.

PORN SUIT: Hundreds of Coloradoans are being sued for downloading porn, 7News reports.

SO SAD: A Denver man has been found guilty on all charges related to the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, reports Tom McGhee of the Denver Post. The girlfriend is already serving 12 years in prison for telling authorities her daughter had been kidnapped to give Angel Ray Montoya time to hide the body.

FROM GUTTERMAN TO SOLO: Karen Steinhauser – the former Gutterman Griffiths attorney, DU law professor, and criminal defense attorney – is striking out on her own. “There’s something about being on my own and not answering to anybody,” she told Law Week.

A CAUTIONARY TALE: The Pueblo man accused of killing three teenagers while driving drunk two weeks ago will wait at least another week to see what charges he faces, reporter Jeff Tucker at The Pueblo Chieftan.

Know of a trial we should be covering? Let us know.

- James Carlson, JCarlson@CircuitMedia.com

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