CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — One of the two Colorado teenagers charged in the STEM School Highlands Ranch Shooting is in court Monday 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.
The shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch killed one student and injured eight others. Kendrick Castillo, 18, was killed in the shooting after he and two other students rushed one of the shooters who opened fire in the classroom.READ MORE: Protesters March In Denver In The Name Of 16-Year-Old Alexis Mendez-Perez
McKinney’s probable cause hearing is expected to last up to a week.READ MORE: Flat Tire Causes Blue Angel To Make Emergency Landing At Great Colorado Air Show
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.
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