- Associated Press - Monday, November 18, 2019

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on a preliminary court hearing in a Colorado school shooting (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A judge says prosecutors have enough evidence for a Colorado teenager to stand trial on dozens of charges in connection with a suburban Denver school shooting that killed a classmate.


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Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled Monday that 16-year-old Alec McKinney should stand trial on more than 40 charges, including murder, in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.

The Denver Post reports that McKinney’s defense attorneys are seeking to have their client tried as a juvenile. McKinney’s probable cause hearing started Monday and is expected to last up to a week.



In September, a judge found that McKinney’s alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Devon Erickson, could be prosecuted on 44 charges that include murder and attempted murder.

Eighteen-year-old Kendrick Castillo was killed in the shooting after he and two other students rushed one of the shooters in a classroom.

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10:45 a.m.

One of the two Colorado teenagers charged in a school shooting in a Denver suburb is in court for a judge to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to go to trial.

A judge also is expected to hear arguments on whether 16-year-old Alec McKinney should be tried as an adult for the May 7 attack on STEM School Highlands Ranch that killed one student and injured eight others.

McKinney’s probable cause hearing is expected to last up to a week.

In September, a judge found that McKinney’s alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Devon Erickson, could be prosecuted on 44 charges that include murder and attempted murder.

Eighteen-year-old Kendrick Castillo was killed in the shooting after he and two other students rushed one of the shooters who opened fire in the classroom.

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