Trial for STEM School shooting suspect delayed due to coronavirus

The trial of one of the teenagers suspected in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

The trial of Devon Erickson was set to begin May 26, but is rescheduled to Sept. 28, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which is prosecuting the case. A motions hearing in the case scheduled for April 14 is postponed to August 17.

The postponement of the Erickson trial is one of several high-profile cases that have been pushed back due to courts limiting in-person hearings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A trial for a man charged with killing an Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputy began in March, but was later delayed until at least April 17.

Erickson’s co-defendant, Alec McKinney, pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in February in connection to the May 7 shooting. Eighteen-year-old Kendrick Castillo died in the shooting, and eight other teenagers were shot and injured in the school.

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