July 21, 2010
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Steamboat Springs resident Robert Cash was sentenced to 38 years in prison Friday for crimes against his former wife that Judge Shelley Hill described as unthinkable and tantamount to torture.
Rhonda Heaton is expected to tell a jury Friday morning how her former husband shot her in the back of the neck and let her suffer for hours before help arrived June 11, 2010, at their west Steamboat Springs home.
After two full days in the courtroom, eight women and six men were sworn in Tuesday to serve as the 12 jurors and two alternates for the Robert Cash attempted-murder trial.
Opening arguments in the scheduled seven-day trial could begin as soon as this afternoon at the Routt County Justice Center in Steamboat Springs.
Hundreds of people have been told to report to the Routt County Justice Center on Monday to potentially decide the fate of Robert Cash, the man accused of trying to kill his former wife.
A trial is scheduled to start Jan. 9 for the Steamboat Springs man accused of attempting to murder his wife June 11, 2010.
The trial for Robert Cash is on hold until his competency can be determined. Cash was arrested after a June 2010 incident in which police say he shot his wife and then himself in their home.
About 20 friends and supporters of the man accused of stabbing a Steamboat Springs teenager Monday appeared in Routt County Court on Wednesday to try to persuade a judge to lower the $100,000 bond. At the end of the hearing, the judge lowered the bond for 40-year-old Adam Huber to $30,000. The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has charged Huber with felony second-degree assault.
Hearings canceled for Robert Cash, accused of shooting his wife
Hearings scheduled this week to set the stage for Robert Cash’s attempted murder trial have been canceled so his competency can be determined. Cash is accused of shooting his wife, Rhonda, at their Steamboat Springs home in June.
Robert Cash is scheduled for a 10-day trial in May
A Steamboat Springs man accused of shooting his wife before turning the gun on himself pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder during his arraignment Thursday in District Court. A 10-day trial for Robert Cash has been scheduled for May 16 to 27.
Judge could set terms for couple involved in June 11 incident
If Robert and Rhonda Cash can’t figure out the details to their divorce by Feb. 1, District Judge Mary Hoak will set the terms for them. Robert Cash is accused of shooting Rhonda Cash on June 11 at their Steamboat Springs home.
What was intended to be an arraignment in District Court for Robert Cash on Tuesday turned into a discussion about his competency to stand trial and the evaluations needed before the case can proceed.
Robert Cash scheduled to appear Nov. 2 on attempted murder charge
Robert Cash is scheduled to appear Nov. 2 in district court on an attempted murder charge. Lawyers called several Steamboat Springs Police Department detectives as witnesses during the preliminary hearing on Thursday, and a recording of a hospital-room interview with Rhonda Cash brought Robert Cash to tears.
Man suspected of shooting wife June 11
Robert Cash was silent throughout his arraignment in Routt County Court on charges of attempted murder in the first degree and crime of violence Thursday afternoon. Cash is charged with attempted first-degree murder and crime of violence, both felonies.
Man accused of attempted murder; more charges expected
The Steamboat man accused of shooting his wife and then himself was formally booked into Routt County Jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder Wednesday. He had been hospitalized since June.