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The Latest: Judge: Teen to stand trial in school shooting

November 18, 2019 GMT
FILE - In this May 7, 2019 file photo, police officers and students are seen outside STEM School Highlands Ranch, a charter middle school in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo., after a shooting. A judge is scheduled to hear arguments starting Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to take the case against one of the two teen suspects to trial, and whether 16-year-old Alec McKinney should be tried as an adult. (Courtney Harper via AP, File)
FILE - In this May 7, 2019 file photo, police officers and students are seen outside STEM School Highlands Ranch, a charter middle school in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo., after a shooting. A judge is scheduled to hear arguments starting Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to take the case against one of the two teen suspects to trial, and whether 16-year-old Alec McKinney should be tried as an adult. (Courtney Harper via AP, File)

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a preliminary court hearing in a Colorado school shooting (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A judge says prosecutors have enough evidence for a Colorado teenager to stand trial on dozens of charges in connection with a suburban Denver school shooting that killed a classmate.

Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled Monday that 16-year-old Alec McKinney should stand trial on more than 40 charges, including murder, in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.

The Denver Post reports that McKinney’s defense attorneys are seeking to have their client tried as a juvenile. McKinney’s probable cause hearing started Monday and is expected to last up to a week.

In September, a judge found that McKinney’s alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Devon Erickson, could be prosecuted on 44 charges that include murder and attempted murder.

Eighteen-year-old Kendrick Castillo was killed in the shooting after he and two other students rushed one of the shooters in a classroom.

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10:45 a.m.

One of the two Colorado teenagers charged in a school shooting in a Denver suburb is in court for a judge to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to go to trial.

A judge also is expected to hear arguments on whether 16-year-old Alec McKinney should be tried as an adult for the May 7 attack on STEM School Highlands Ranch that killed one student and injured eight others.

McKinney’s probable cause hearing is expected to last up to a week.

In September, a judge found that McKinney’s alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Devon Erickson, could be prosecuted on 44 charges that include murder and attempted murder.

Eighteen-year-old Kendrick Castillo was killed in the shooting after he and two other students rushed one of the shooters who opened fire in the classroom.