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USSchool Shooting Suspect Alec McKinney Charged As Adult: 48 Counts, 1st Degree Murder

23:00  15 may  2019
23:00  15 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

The Latest: 2 in school shooting face murder, other charges

The Latest: 2 in school shooting face murder, other charges  The Latest on the Colorado school shooting (all times local):9:55 a.m.Colorado prosecutors have charged the students suspected of opening fire at their school with over a dozen counts of murder and attempted murder as well as theft and arson. The shootings at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 killed 1 student and injured 8 others. The accused gunmen, 18-year-old Devon Erickson and 16-year-old Alec 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.

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – The juvenile suspect in the deadly Highlands Ranch school shooting is facing charges as an adult. The teen, who prefers to be called Alec McKinney, appeared in Douglas County court in Castle Rock on Wednesday.

McKinney is a female who identifies as male and prefers to be called Alec. The other suspect in the shooting, Devon Erickson, also appeared in court on Wednesday.

Erickson, 18, and McKinney are accused of bringing two handguns into STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7.

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McKinney is facing 48 counts as an adult, including first-degree murder after deliberation, arson and burglary charges.

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Erickson is also facing a total of 48 counts, including first-degree murder after deliberation, arson and burglary charges.

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The suspects appeared in court on Wednesday for the formal filing of charges. Court documents remained sealed.

Kendrick Castillo, considered a hero, was shot and killed while trying to block one of the gunman from shooting more people. Eight other students were injured.

A huge procession and celebration of life was planned for Wednesday to honor Castillo who was set to graduate this month and attend Arapahoe Community College in the fall.

Erickson remains in custody without bond at the Douglas County Jail in Castle Rock. He was initially charged with 30 counts and that increased to 48 counts by the time he appeared in court on Wednesday. McKinney is facing the same counts.

Erickson appeared in court with pink and black hair and glasses, wearing an orange jumpsuit with wrists and ankles shackled.

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Formal charges expected today for students accused in STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting.
The two students arrested in connection with last week's shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch that killed one student and injured eight others are due in court Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. where they're expected to be formally charged. 

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