DENVER (AP) – Local prosecutors in Colorado on Wednesday filed more than 40 counts of criminal charges against a man charged with the murder of ten people last month in a supermarket in Boulder, including for using a magazine with large capacity banned by state lawmakers in response to recent mass shootings. .
The court document setting out the new charges contains a list of 19 new victims – including 11 law enforcers – who accused Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa (21) of trying to kill during the attack. Some victims have more than one first-degree murder attempt related to them, specifying two different theories about how Alissa allegedly tried to kill them, either intentionally or through an “extreme indifference” to human life.
In 2013, lawmakers in Colorado banned the sale of more than 15 rounds of ammunition magazines in response to shooting incidents the previous year at a suburban movie theater in Denver and at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Despite this, an investigation by KUSA-TV found that some gun shops violated the law by selling the disassembled parts of high-capacity magazines that buyers could assemble themselves.
Investigators said Alissa legally purchased the Ruger AR-556 pistol, which looks like an AR-15 rifle with a slightly shorter stock. He is accused of using it in the shooting six days after taking a background test.
Alissa’s defense asked for time to evaluate what one of his lawyers called his “mental illness,” but offered no details about the condition. He has not yet been asked to make a plea, and the public defenders representing him are banned from speaking to the media under office policy.