The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

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Earlier today it was announced that Douglas County District Attorney George Brauchler will not be seeking the death penalty against 19-year-old Devon Erickson. Erickson was the gunman who fired the shot that killed 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo in last May’s school shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado. Although Kendrick’s Castillo parents were in favor …

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This past Friday in Colorado an almost unheard of rarity occurred. 16-year-old Alec McKinney pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for last year’s school shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. McKinney, along with cohort Devon Erickson, started shooting up the school and before it was all over 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo was dead and several other students …

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I guess I have some apologies to make and some crow to eat, but first a little backstory. During last May’s school shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, there was an armed security guard who fired at police thinking they were one of the suspects. The bullets missed the officers but went through a classroom …

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Yesterday, the older of the two suspects in the STEM School Highlands Ranch School shooting appeared in court to enter a plea. Not surprisingly, 18-year-old Devin Erickson pleaded not guilty to 46 charges against him. 44 of those charges are felonies which include first-degree murder for the death of Kendrick Castillo, and eight counts of …

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Yesterday, Douglas County District Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled that 16-year-old Alec McKinney will be tried as an adult. This came after the hearings in which McKinney’s defense tried portraying the teen as having a traumatic home life who also heard voices telling him to hurt others. Judge Holmes acknowledged McKinney’s harsh upbringing but also acknowledged …

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Over the past few weeks, hearings have been held to determine whether or not 16-year-old Alec McKinney will be tried as an adult. McKinney and 18-year-old Devon Erickson are accused of shooting up STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado where 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo was killed. During the hearings, the defense put forth that McKinney suffered …

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Last week, there was an evidentiary hearing to determine if 19-year-old Devon Erickson should be held over for trial in the STEM School Highlands Ranch school shooting that left 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo dead. During the hearing, it was put forth by the prosecution that Erickson was forced into the plot by 16-year-old Alec McKinney. Besides …

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I’ve previously discussed the armed security guard at STEM School Highlands Ranch here. The guard not only shot at police thinking they were one of the suspects but one of his rounds penetrated a wall and wounded a female student of the school. Now, it turns out, that he wasn’t even supposed to be carrying …

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This has been a difficult post to try to write as I’ve been trying to find the perfect words to express my thoughts on this but they haven’t been coming. Part of the problem is the anger I’ve been having over the ignorance and hate that people seem to have against a marginalized group of …

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In this week’s episode, Trench talks about a school shooting that almost happened and one of the most prolific MySpace predators among other news.