It has been twenty years since Nathan Dunalp, who is best known as the Chuck E. Cheese Killer, has been arrested. On Wednesday, Feb. 20 the Chuck E. Cheese Killer has been denied an appeal to avoid the death penalty and will now face execution in Colorado according to Vibe.
Dunlap was convicted of gunning down four employees at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant after being fired from an Aurora location.
“It left a big hole in our family, of course,”said Bob Crowell, whose 19-year old daughter Sylvia was one of the victims. “And 13 1/2 years is way longer than the process should take. Slow justice is no justice. Don’t get me wrong. I am not a violent type guy. I just think the public deserves justice.”
"We're one step closer," former Arapahoe County District Attorney and prosecutor in the case Jim Peters told the Denver Post. "It's not finalized. But we've taken another major step forward.
"Our office has spent nineteen years prosecuting Nathan Dunlap for the pre-planned and deliberate murders of the unsuspecting three teenagers and one adult victim who had the terrible misfortune to be working the night shift on December 14, 1993 at Chuck E. Cheese in Aurora," said the current DA, George Brauchle.
According to news sources this was Nathan Dunlap's last attempt at an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court was his “last chance to avoid execution.”
Dunlap is listed as the longest-serving inmate on death row in Colorado. and will now face execution for his crimes, now the Chuck E. Cheese Killer. He will next face the judge during the scheduling of his execution date.
Twitter users today are tweeting and speaking out with most appearing to be in agreement with the courts decision to deny the Chuck E. Cheese Killer Nathan Dunlap's final appeal.
Nathan Dunlap’s attorney argued that Dunlap should instead serve life imprisonment without parole, and that the capital punishment allowance in Colorado is “disproportionate to the crime and unfair.”
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