BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the suspect accused of shooting and killing 10 people inside a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder in March, appeared in court on Tuesday. The 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office filed more charges against Alissa, including 13 attempted murder charges and 47 crime of violence sentence enhancers.
Alissa, 21, sat silently in the courtroom for a brief morning hearing wearing his prison jumpsuit.
In April, the district attorney’s office first filed more charges related to attempted murder and having prohibited large magazines. The additions on May 24 bring the total number of charges against Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa to 115.
Ten of those charges are murder in the first degree, one count for each victim: 20-year-old Denny Stong; 23-year-old Neven Stanisic; 25-year-old Rikki Olds; 49-year-old Tralona Bartkowiak; 51-year-old Teri Leiker; 51-year-old Officer Eric Talley; 59-year-old Suzanne Fountain; 61-year-old Kevin Mahoney; 62-year-old Lynn Murray; and 65-year-old Jody Waters.
The suspect faces a total of 47 attempted murder charges which include counts for 15 civilians and 11 law enforcement personnel.
Police responded to the grocery store on Table Mesa Drive on March 22 for reports of an active shooter. They were met with gunfire, and Talley, the first officer to enter the building, died at the scene.
No mention was made in this status hearing on whether the defense will seek a competency exam for the defendant to see if he is fit to stand trial. A mental health defense is highly expected after family members of Alissa indicated in interviews just after the shooting that he had been acting strangely.
Alissa remains in police custody at an undisclosed location. The next hearing scheduled to discuss evidence is set for Sept. 7 in Boulder.