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Alec McKinney

Alec McKinney
Alec McKinney

Defense rests its case in STEM school shooting trial, closing arguments to begin Monday

20-year-old defendant has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of Kendrick Castillo two years ago. His co-defendant was sentenced to life last summer.

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter sentenced to life in prison after emotional, day-long hearing

Alec McKinney, who will be eligible for parole after 40 years, spoke publicly for the first time since the attack, apologizing individually to his victims. “I don't deserve leniency nor forgiveness,” he said. “I don't want a lighter sentence.”

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Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty against older of two suspected STEM School Highlands Ranch shooters

In a court filing on Thursday, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler did not explain the decision not to seek capital punishment for Devon Erickson

Crime and Courts

16-year-old STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect pleads guilty

Alec McKinney, 16, pleaded guilty to 17 felonies, including first-degree murder, under a plea deal

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Teen should be tried for STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, judge says

STEM School guard who accidentally shot student while trying to stop May attack wasn’t supposed to be armed

The Colorado Sun learned of the school's stipulation to BOSS High Level Security through an open records request. The guard's possession of a gun during the May 7 mass shooting may have violated Douglas County School District policy.

Sun Investigation

Revenge prompted deadly STEM School shooting, unsealed documents say; security guard accidentally wounded student

The alleged shooters entered the Douglas County charter school through a door where they knew handguns and rifle they carried would not be detected, documents say

Crime and Courts

16-year-old charged as an adult in STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting

Alec McKinney's attorneys immediately launched an effort to return the case to juvenile court

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