El Paso County Crime

Police: Man accused of triple murder in CO refused to attend court

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A man accused in three shooting deaths has waived his right to a preliminary hearing after refusing to go to court on Tuesday.

Richard Spanks and Haywood Miller, Jr., were both scheduled to be in court for the second round of a preliminary hearing that started in March.

Both are accused of shooting four people late last year and killing three.

The hearing on Tuesday was to determine whether the duo should go to trial for the slayings, but Spanks refused to go.

An officer told the judge that a deputy went to get Spanks ready for court, and Spanks responded by cursing and refusing to go to court.

The judge decided to only move forward with Miller's hearing for now.

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