Accused Colorado mass assassin Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa will stay held with out bond — and face additional charges within the coming weeks, prosecutors stated Thursday.
Alissa, 21, appeared in individual in Colorado district courtroom, sitting in a wheelchair — after he was shot within the leg throughout Monday’s rampage — and sporting navy jail scrubs and a white face masks for the temporary procedural listening to.
He solely spoke as soon as in courtroom, to verify that he understood his rights.
“Sir, do you perceive these rights as I’ve defined them to you this morning? I want you to reply out loud, please,” stated Decide Thomas Mulvahill.
“Sure,” Alissa answered quietly.
Prosecutors stated they might be submitting “additional charges” throughout the subsequent couple of weeks however didn’t elaborate.
Alissa is at the moment charged with 11 counts — together with 10 counts of first-degree homicide in Monday’s slaughter on the King Soopers grocery retailer in Boulder.
He’s additionally charged with felony try to commit homicide within the first diploma for allegedly shooting at Boulder police officer Richard Steidell, in accordance with a newly filed felony grievance.
Legal professionals for Alissi, in the meantime, requested that the prosecutors flip over discovery within the case and requested a three-month delay in order that they will start assessing “Mr. Alissa’s psychological sickness.”
“We can’t start to evaluate the wants and depth of Mr. Alissa’s psychological sickness till we’ve got the invention from the federal government,” stated protection legal professional Kathryn Herold. “It’s my understanding that the federal government is continuous to research this case. The invention goes to be voluminous.”
Prosecutors requested much less time, however stated the crime scene was nonetheless being processed and that they hadn’t obtained proof but from police.
Throughout Thursday’s listening to, which was streamed on-line and lasted all of 5 minutes, Mulvahill suggested Alissa of his rights earlier than ordering him held with out bail till his subsequent listening to.
Alissa, who was off-screen within the livestream, didn’t enter a plea.
He waived his proper to a preliminary listening to inside 35 days to permit time for the psychological well being evaluation.
Authorities have beforehand stated they’re nonetheless engaged on pinpointing a motive for the shooting.
The victims have been recognized as: Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Eric Talley, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62, and Jody Waters, 65.
Alissa’s subsequent courtroom date has not but been set.