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US: LGBT+ club shooting suspect charged with 305 counts

The suspect in a shooting at an LGBT+ club in USA that left five dead was accused this Tuesday of 305 counts including those of homicide.

Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, has been in custody since the attack recorded in the Club Q in Colorado Springsin the northwest of the country, which also left some 18 injured.

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The suspect, who declared himself non-binary according to lawyers, appeared in court on Tuesday to face charges.

The indictments include 10 counts of first degree murder. (two for each lethal victim), one for intentional homicide and another for homicide with extreme indifference. Both charges carry life in prison without the chance of parole.

In USA it is common for prosecutors to file multiple charges for the same crime.

Aldrich also faces 86 counts of attempted first-degree murder, as well as dozens of hate crime and assault charges.

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The suspect appeared at the hearing wearing the jail’s yellow uniform. Bearded, Aldrich seemed recovered from the injuries he suffered when one of the customers of the Club Q intervened to stop the attack.

the military veteran Richard Fierrowho was with his wife at the club, told in interviews that he took the gun from the attacker and used it as a tool to control aldrich.

The November 20 shooting brought the community to mourning Colorado Springs LGBT+and left the small town in suspense.

Details about the suspect that came to light after the attack revealed a chaotic life, marked by an unstable childhood at the hands of parents suffering from drug abuse.

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Source: Elcomercio

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