Jury selection continues in Glenwood murder trial | AspenTimes.com

Jury selection continues in Glenwood murder trial

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” A jury likely will be selected Tuesday in Samuel Lincoln’s trial for attempted murder.

Jurors will have to decide whether Lincoln, 26, of Pal­isade, tried to stab a man to death with a bayonet in West Glenwood Springs during a November 2004 robbery.

James Bradford, clerk of the Com­bined Courts for Garfield County, said 700 jurors were called to appear Monday for both Lincoln’s trial and one other trial that was canceled. Jurors summoned for both trials were considered for Lincoln’s trial because many jurors were excused before­hand. Jury selection began with a three-page questionnaire.

Lincoln was charged with second-­degree attempted murder, first-­degree assault, aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary, theft, criminal mischief, menacing, first-degree criminal trespass and false imprison­ment. It’s alleged that Lincoln robbed the home to get money to buy methamphetamine.

Court records show a public defender tried in May 2007 to get Lin­coln’s trial moved to another loca­tion, arguing Lincoln couldn’t get a fair trial locally because news articles published evidence that would be inadmissible in court. The public defender withdrew in July 2007 because of a conflict of interest, and attorney Kathy Goudy was appointed to defend Lincoln at the state’s expense.

Lawrence Doty, also accused of second-degree attempted murder for the same incident, was found not guilty in January 2007 of five charges against him.

His attorney wrote in a response to a subpoena for Lincoln’s trial: “Mr. Doty intends to exercise the right to remain silent.”


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