THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – The man accused of killing three people inside a Walmart in Thornton last November has been found competent to stand trial after being evaluated at a state mental hospital.
The evaluation was ordered after Ostrem’s public defenders filed a motion to determine his competency to proceed.
Ostrem is charged with with 37 counts, including three counts of first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree murder extreme indifference and 30 counts attempted first-degree murder.
On Monday, Adams County District Judge Mark Warner found Ostrem competent to stand trial based on an evaluation done at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo.
A preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. June 8 in Adams County District Court.