Perfect Wx Wednesday/Sentencing for CO Theatre Shooter/Pet Chews - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Perfect Wx Wednesday/Sentencing for CO Theatre Shooter/Pet Chews Recalled

Perfect weather Wednesday! (Source: WOIO) Perfect weather Wednesday! (Source: WOIO)

A couple of beautiful days all bunched up together!!! Yeah! The next shot of rain is looking like Sunday and Monday, if we don't see it then it might be awhile!

WEDNESDAY: Sunny. High: 79

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear. LOW: 61

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and pretty. High: 81

DENVER (AP) - The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater. But even if they choose death, Holmes could spend the rest of his life in prison awaiting capital punishment that never happens.Colorado has executed only one person in nearly half a century, and just three people sit on the state's death row. The man closest to seeing his death sentence carried out was granted an indefinite reprieve in 2013 by the state's Democratic governor, who said he had doubts about the fairness of the state's death penalty system. "Capital punishment is on life support in Colorado," Denver attorney Craig Silverman said. As a prosecutor, Silverman secured a death sentence in 1986 against a man for kidnapping and killing a woman. Sixteen years later, Frank Rodriguez died on death row from hepatitis C complications. "If you want a case that never dies, seek capital punishment and get a death verdict, and you'll be working on it for the next 20 years," Silverman said. The same jurors who convicted Holmes of 165 counts of murder, attempted murder and other charges in his July 20, 2012, theater attack must soon decide whether he should pay with his life. The sentencing phase of his trial begins Wednesday.

The Natural Dog Company Inc. of Windsor, CO, is recalling its 12-oz. bags of 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. The recalled 12″ Tremenda Sticks were distributed to retail stores in CA, CO, FL, IL, MO, MT, NC, OH, UT and WA. The potential for contamination was noted after a Colorado Department of Agriculture inspection of the product revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from a 12-oz. package of 12″ Tremenda Sticks. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation into the source of the problem.

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