Club Q Shooter Charged On 305 Counts Including 1st Degree Murder

Club Q Shooter Charged On 305 Counts Including 1st Degree Murder
Anderson Lee Aldrich (mugshot via Colorado Springs Police Dept)

Anderson Lee Aldrich, the 22-year-old accused of killing five and injuring more than 17 others at the deadly mass shooting at Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs last month, was formally charged today.

Aldrich faces 305 counts including multiple charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, assault and hate crimes.

From the Colorado Sun:

Aldrich, hands cuffed and secured to a metal chain wrapped around the waist, was silent during the 30-minute hearing, aside from an occasional whisper to the public defender.

The formal charges filed Tuesday include:

• 10 counts of first-degree murder, five of which are accusations of first-degree murder after deliberation and five of which are accusations of first-degree murder with extreme indifference

• More than 70 counts of attempted first-degree murder
48 counts of a bias-motivated crimes

• Dozens of counts of first-degree assault

The Sun notes that defendants can face multiple first-degree murder charges for each person they are accused of killing because there are multiple legal theories under which first-degree murder can be prosecuted in Colorado.

Read the full report here.