DENVER - Hundreds of potential jurors lined up outside the Douglas County Courthouse on Monday morning as jury selection started in the death penalty case against Edward Montour, who killed corrections officer Eric Autobee more than a decade ago.
Autobee's father, Bob, walked up and down the long line carrying a photo of his son and protesting the decision to seek the death penalty.
According to the Denver Post, Bob Autobee said his son wouldn't want the death penalty.
Montour pleaded guilty to killing Autobee and a judge sentenced him to death. The death penalty was later thrown out by the Colorado Supreme Court after the court ruled in 2007 that only a jury can hand down death sentences.