BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A teenage hitchhiker suspected in the violent attack on a 71-year-old Boulder County woman is making multiple appearances in court this week.
Investigators say Jeffrey Collins, 16, of Arvada, hit Katie Kulpa at her home near the town of Ward in the Boulder County foothills.READ MORE: Glenwood Canyon Mudslides Cancel Amtrak's California Zephyr Train Through Colorado Rockies
The attack happened on Sept. 19 after Kulpa offered a lift to Collins and two of his friends. The trio was stranded in Lefthand Canyon.
Authorities say Collins wanted to steal Kulpa’s car and then suddenly attacked her while the group was at her cabin.Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Become More Numerous Monday And Tuesday
Collins appeared in Boulder County Court on Monday and will be back in court on Tuesday.
The Boulder County District Attorney plans to charge Collins as an adult. He will likely face an attempted murder charge.
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A GoFundMe page has been set up to help victim Katie Kulpa.