...Brauchler assailed Hickenlooper in 2013 for issuing a temporary stay of execution to convicted killer Nathan Dunlap. The next governor is free to lift the stay and Brauchler has indicated that he would.
Brauchler, 47, is best-known as the prosecutor who pushed for the death penalty against Aurora theater killer James Holmes. The trial jury gave Holmes a life sentence instead. Brauchler still defends his choice to push for a death sentence and has said that he would remove the temporary moratorium on death sentences imposed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2013.
A Colorado District Attorney has announced his candidacy for Governor. Republican George Brauchler currently serves as the DA for the 18th Judicial District.
George Brauchler has become the first major Republican figure to announce that he's seeking to be elected governor of Colorado in 2018.
The lawyer who prosecuted the Aurora theater shooting case is now running for governor. 11 News sat down with 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler.
George Brauchler, the prosecutor of the Aurora theater shooter, will announce his bid for Colorado governor Wednesday, entering as the early Republican front-runner in the high-stakes 2018 race.