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William Buckley is a long time serving.
Deputy district attorney in Denver he has tried many death penalty penalty cases I guess fifty or so of them if you murder cases to death -- 250 murder cases I should say thanks for that clarification.
And and knows.
Victims' rights law backwards and forwards here in Colorado so.
We heard him read his rights -- has he been officially charged now we only heard talk of one.
First degree murder you know he has not been charged.
This was a first advisement under rule five of the rules -- -- procedure.
They judge Chester advise them of certain rights which include he's right to remain silent and his right to have console is right to plead not guilty and have a jury trial.
And and so on and so forth.
And then there's also a mandatory restraining order issued in every crime like this.
For him to not contact any of the victims and their families etc.
Now that wouldn't be evident from jail I'm sure that we are actual filing of charges.
Hard to be next Monday.
All right we're gonna have more -- William Buckley he has some interesting things to say about courtroom capacity and the rights of victims in this case that's coming up.
After a short break once again back to William Buckley the retired chief deputy district attorney in Denver.
You helped write the statute to assist victims have rights to be in the courtroom and and present at every step.
Of this proceedings there an awful lot of victims there where they gonna get the -- -- all of them want to be in the courtroom.
That's going to be a real logistical problem.
This week constitutional amendment in Colorado I was on the committee that wrote it says that the victims have a right -- be notified out.
To be present -- and to be heard where relevant.
Critical stages of the prosecution and when you think that you've got.
The families of twelve victims who have lost their lives plus all of these other victims who have been injured.
Those courtrooms and -- Connie are pretty small.
I would suggest they probably could -- a hundred people.
And so it could well be that those seats will be taken by those family members and not much room left for anybody else.
All right William Buckley in -- retired -- chief deputy district attorney in Denver we thank you for coming in today and sharing your expertise.
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