Accused Colorado mass assassin Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa will stay held with out bond — and face extra fees within the coming weeks, prosecutors mentioned Thursday.
Alissa, 21, appeared in person in Colorado district court docket, 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 court docket, to verify that he understood his rights.
“Sir, do you perceive these rights as I’ve defined them to you this morning? I would like you to reply out loud, please,” mentioned Choose Thomas Mulvahill.
“Sure,” Alissa answered quietly.
Prosecutors mentioned they might be submitting “extra fees” inside the subsequent couple of weeks however didn’t elaborate.
Alissa is presently charged with 11 counts — together with 10 counts of first-degree homicide in Monday’s slaughter at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder.
He’s additionally charged with legal try and commit homicide within the first diploma for allegedly capturing at Boulder police officer Richard Steidell, in accordance with a newly filed legal 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 begin 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 the invention from the federal government,” mentioned protection legal professional Kathryn Herold. “It’s my understanding that the federal government is continuous to analyze this case. The invention goes to be voluminous.”
Prosecutors requested much less time, however mentioned 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 mentioned they’re nonetheless engaged on pinpointing a motive for the capturing.
The victims were identified 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 court docket date has not but been set.