The Latest: 2 in school shooting face murder, other charges
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the Colorado school shooting (all times local):
One of two teens charged in the deadly attack on a suburban Denver school has appeared in court after being charged with multiple counts of murder, theft and arson in the attack.
Unlike his initial court appearance last week, 18-year-old Devon Erickson appeared more involved in Wednesday’s proceedings. While he looked down with his face hidden by his dyed hair before, Erickson’s face was visible in the latest proceeding and he looked forward toward the judge while attorneys discussed the case.
He wore a jail uniform and was kept shackled at his wrists and ankles after Judge Theresa Slade denied a motion to remove them.
Court documents in the case are sealed. Slade denied the prosecution’s request to make some of the documents public but said she will address the issue at the next hearing on June 7.
Colorado prosecutors have charged the students suspected of opening fire at their school with over a dozen counts of murder and attempted murder as well as theft and arson.
The shootings at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 killed 1 student and injured 8 others.
The accused gunmen, 18-year-old Devon Erickson and 16-year-old Alec McKinney, were arrested at the school and investigators say they opened fire inside using handguns.
The charges were listed in electronic court records. It wasn’t clear if McKinney was being charged as an adult.
A memorial service for the student killed is also scheduled for Wednesday.
A memorial service for a student hailed as a hero for tackling one of the armed attackers at his suburban Denver school is set for Wednesday afternoon.
The celebration of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo’s life will be held at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch. The service is planned to begin just a few hours after the two suspects are due in court.
Prosecutors are expected to file charges Wednesday morning against the students accused of the attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 that killed Castillo and wounded eight other classmates. The hearings were planned for Friday but a judge decided to delay.
Prosecutors have said they will decide whether to charge 16-year-old Alec McKinney as an adult alongside 18-year-old Devon Erickson.
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