The Denver Post reports:
The suspect in the mass shooting at an LGBTQ bar in Colorado Springs last month was charged Tuesday with 305 criminal counts, including first-degree murder, bias-motivated crimes and attempted murder.
Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, had been arrested and held on suspicion of five counts of first-degree murder and five hate-crime charges immediately after the Nov. 20 mass shooting at Club Q, but prosecutors did not bring formal criminal charges until Tuesday, which is normal under Colorado’s court process.
The charges against Aldrich also include sentence enhancers, online court records show, which allow prosecutors to pursue harsher penalties should he be convicted.
Read the full article. In the video below, you’ll see lawyers from both sides attempt to hash out a schedule for next court appearance, which at earliest will likely be in late February, from what I could tell.
BREAKING: The suspect in the mass shooting at an LGBTQ bar in Colorado Springs last month was charged Tuesday with 305 criminal counts, including first-degree murder, bias-motivated crimes and attempted murder. https://t.co/GzPtWL7z9K
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) December 6, 2022
NEW: Club Q shooting suspect charged with hate crimes, murder
The suspect accused of killing five people and wounding 17 others was formally charged with hate crimes as well as murder on Tuesday.https://t.co/35KkmWF1yc#ClubQ #GunViolence #NoPaywallHere #NewsCOneeds pic.twitter.com/quWI3JhCGI
— Sentinel Colorado (@SentinelColo) December 6, 2022