A Colorado teenager who informed researchers he intended a violent shooting at school because he was insulted by classmates over his gender status, will endure trial as an adult, a judge in Castle Rock dictated Wednesday, December 4.
Alec McKinney, born as female but recognizes as male, and Devon Erickson, nineteen-year-old, are cited in the May 7 gunfire at STEM School Highlands Ranch that took the life of eighteen-year-old Kendrick Castillo, who reportedly died while attempting to confront one of the gunmen, the sources report. 8 students were injured in the gunfire.
Judge Jeffrey Holmes overheard more than a week of statement before delivering down his judgment, including McKinney’s mother, who asserted his abusive father constantly beat her in presence of her kids, and counselors who asserted about McKinney’s fights with mental health problems, according to the sources.
The prosecution summoned eyewitnesses who attested that McKinney was manipulative and deceitful and placed Castillo’s mother, Maria Castillo, on the notion.
Last month, sources report that Holmes ordered that the prosecution had exhibited enough proof to put McKinney on trial. He is programmed for arraignment on Monday, December 16.
According to the sources report, Erickson told police officials that McKinney advised him not to go to school premises on May 7 because he was plotting to get revenge.