There's still a live bill in the Democratic-controlled House and an opportunity for this all to turn out differently, but it's not a bet I would take.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order Thursday calling for a special session to fix a problem with SB 267.
Most called it a compromise, one lawmaker called it a casserole -- and it's on its way the governor's desk, by a 49-16 vote in the House.
After a light sentence draws outrage, Sen. Irene Aguilar wants to change how sex offenders are sentenced in Colorado
This bill would let judges opt for fixed prison terms for certain sex offenses instead of the "indeterminate," potentially lifelong sentences they carry now.
"Surprisingly, this whole ordeal has been therapeutic. I get to tell my story and not keep it bottled up."
The crime of which Austin Wilkerson was convicted carries a presumptive sentence of four to 12 years in prison. He got two years of work release.