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Jury finds second STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter guilty of first-degree murder

After five hours of deliberation, jurors have found Devon Erickson guilty of first-degree murder for his role in the attack on STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019. In addition to two counts of first-degree murder, the jury found Erickson guilty of 44 other charges, including attempted first-degree murder, possession of a weapon on […]

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“The majority of what I said wasn’t truthful,” convicted STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter testifies

In his second day of testimony, an admitted shooter of the STEM School Highlands Ranch reversed the story he told immediately following the May 7, 2019, attack.  Alec McKinney, while testifying in the trial against Devon Erickson on Tuesday, relayed a version of events that alleged Erickson propelled the deadly shooting into action.  “It was (Erickson’s) fault […]

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Teen victim pleaded with STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter to stop his attack, testimony reveals

Lucas Albertoni was crawling through classroom 107 in STEM School Highlands Ranch when he was confronted by Alec McKinney’s gun. Albertoni looked up as he was attempting to flee and saw the barrel of the firearm, only an arm’s length away, pointed straight at him. He locked eyes with the student holding it. “I pleaded […]

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As STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting trial opens, two views of what happened in Room 107

The trial of one of two former STEM School Highlands Ranch students accused of attacking the school in 2019, killing one classmate and injuring six others, opened Thursday with the sound of a teacher’s frantic breathing. “There’s a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch!” the teacher, Erin Christian, cried in a call to 911 on […]