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STEM School shooting suspects appear in court

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - STEM School shooting suspects, Devon Erickson, 18, and Alec McKinney, 16, appeared in court Wednesday.

According to the Associated Press, McKinney will be tried as an adult. KRDO's Denver affiliate reports that the defense plans to hold a reverse transfer hearing to move the case against McKinney back to juvenile court.

According to court documents online, Erickson and McKinney each face 48 counts. They include the following:

  • 1 count first-degree murder after deliberation
  • 1 count first-degree murder extreme indifference
  • 1 count first-degree murder after deliberation conspiracy
  • 6 counts attempted first-degree murder after deliberation
  • 25 counts attempted murder extreme Indifference
  • 1 count second-degree arson damage $100 or more
  • 1 count handgun-providing/permitting juvenile to possess
  • 1 third-degree burglary
  • 1 count second-degree arson damage $100 or more-conspiracy
  • 1 count possession of a weapon on school grounds
  • 1 count criminal mischief $1000-$5000
  • 1 count criminal mischief-$1000-$5000 conspiracy
  • 1 count theft $2,000-$5,000
  • 1 count theft $2,000-$5,000 conspiracy
  • 1 count third-degree burglary conspiracy
  • 1 count interference with school
  • 1 count reckless endangerment
  • 1 count violent crime-causing death or serious bodily injury
  • 1 count violent crime-weapons used

The next court date was set for June 7.  

The shootings at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 killed 1 student and injured 8 others.
Erickson and 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.

Erickson and McKinney were scheduled to appear in court on May 10, but the hearing was pushed back to Wednesday.

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