The suspect in the Club Q mass shooting in Colorado Springs entered a guilty plea Monday to five counts of murder in the first degree, 46 counts of attempted murder in the first degree, and two bias-motivated crimes, as a part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
Anderson Lee Aldrich previously faced more than 300 counts.
Five people were killed in the Club Q shooting on Nov. 19, 2022: Daniel Davis Aston, Derrick Rump, Ashley Paugh, Kelly Loving and Raymond Green Vance. Seventeen others were injured.
Judge Michael McHenry said the potential punishment for the first-degree murder crimes includes five consecutive life sentences with Colorado Department of Corrections without the possibility of parole, and additional punishments for attempted murder and the bias-motivated crimes. Sentencing is still to be determined.
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