DENVER -- Seventeen years after a shooting spree at a Chuck E Cheese restaurant, the gunman is one step closer to execution.
Tuesday, the U.S. District Court upheld Nathan Dunlapís death sentence.
Dunlap had recently been fired from the restaurant in Aurora in December 1993. Prosecutors said he walked into the restaurant around 9 p.m., sat at a table alone, ordered a sandwich, called his girlfriend, played a video game and spoke with an employee.....
....Dunlap was questioned by police the night of the murders and was arrested the next day. He was charged with four counts of deliberative murder, four counts of felony murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted first-degree felony murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault, aggravated robbery, theft and three violent crimes.
Prosecutors said Dunlap appealed his sentence, but he did not appeal his conviction. The Colorado Supreme Court found that Dunlapís Chuck E. Cheese murders were "cold-blooded executions" committed "with a brutal contempt for human life."
The Colorado Supreme Court also denied appeals in 2001 and 2007