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Suspect found guilty of murder, all other charges in Colorado school shooting – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-06-15 17:51:56 –

Castle Rock, Colorado. (KMGH) — A jury on Tuesday was found guilty of 46 charges, including one murder, in a shooting at the 2019 STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado, killing one student and injuring another. ..

The jury returned the verdict around 1:30 pm after starting deliberations on Tuesday morning.

Ericsson is currently facing life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. His decision date is not yet scheduled.

Ericsson’s accusation included two sentence enhancements. In addition to first-class murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, robbery, and arson were charged. Ericsson was also charged with two misdemeanors.

Ericsson lawyer He claimed to have been pressured to participate On May 7, 2019, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment last year in a shooting by his fellow teenage suspect Alec McKinney.

But prosecutors said Ericsson and McKinney were partners in a “shared scheme” to carry out the shooting, and McKinney first put pressure on Ericsson to the police, but he and Ericsson were on an equal footing. Testified to be a partner.

Prosecutors in closing arguments on Monday pointed to evidence that Ericsson and McKinney had staged a Snapchat video shouting to Ericsson to safely open the gun at home on the day of the shooting.

McKinney testified that the teenager shot two previous versions of the video, but didn’t think he could believe it.

The prosecutor also pointed out a friendly Instagram message among teens and a video showing them fisting each other. According to the prosecution, this is evidence that Ericsson is in line with plans to carry out the shooting.

Kendrick Castillo, a senior at school, died in a shooting. Officials said Castillo and some other students rushed down Ericsson, stopped shooting and saved the lives of other students.

The prosecutor during the trial was called the hero of Castillo and other students.

This story was originally reported by Ryan Osborne on TheDenverChannel.com.



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