The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office on Monday filed additional murder charges against the man accused of killing nearly a dozen people at a Boulder, Colorado grocery store in March.
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, was first charged with 10 counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder following the March 22 shooting of King Soopers, which killed 10 people.
On Monday, Alissa was charged with 13 more counts of attempted murder and dozens of additional sentences. The additional charges name eight new attempted murder victims, people who were around the store when the suspect opened fire. He now faces 115 criminal charges for his alleged role in the shooting, including 47 sentence reinforcers for violent crime.
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“Based on the progress of the ongoing investigation, the district attorney’s office has ruled that additional felonies and additional sentences should be charged in this case,” the Boulder County Attorney’s Office said. in a press release. declaration.
Alissa is accused of killing nine buyers and employees inside and outside the store. Constable Eric Talley, 51, one of the first three police officers who entered the store, was also killed. Authorities previously said shots were fired at 19 other people, including 11 law enforcement officials.
“With these additions, the allegations now include a total of 10 murder victims, 15 civilian attempted murder victims and 11 attempted murder victims who are members of law enforcement.” the added statement.
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The new charges were filed on the eve of the accused gunman’s second court appearance on Tuesday.
Alissa’s lawyer, public defender Kathryn Herold, said during her client’s first court appearance on March 25 that he needed a mental health exam.
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Victims of the fatal shooting include Boulder Constable Eric Talley; Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; 49-year-old Tralona Bartkowiak; Suzanne Fountain, 59 years old; Teri Leiker, 51 years old; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62, and Jody Waters, 65.