- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Former Arapahoe County District Attorney Jim Peters has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62.

His son, Jeff Peters, tells KCNC-TV (https://cbsloc.al/MhAAdX ) that Peters died Wednesday.

Peters prosecuted the case of convicted Chuck E. Cheese killer Nathan Dunlap, who is now on death row.

Peters was a native of Colorado who attended the University of Colorado School of Law. Following law school he joined the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and prosecuted a wide range of cases. He was first elected district attorney in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000.

Former Gov. Bill Ritter, who served on boards and councils with Peters, described Peters as a serious prosecutor to his core and a great public servant.

Peters is survived by his wife and son.


Information from: KCNC-TV, https://www.cbs4denver.com

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