The suspect in the Boulder, Colorado supermarket shooting is expected to appear in court for the first time Thursday morning.
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, will appear in Boulder County District Court at 8:15 a.m. and will be indicted for the shooting at a King Soopers store that left 10 people dead, according to The Denver Channel. He is expected to face 10 counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder.
During the initial hearing, Alissa will be informed of her rights to an attorney, her right not to comment, and her right to plead guilty or not guilty. Judge Thomas Mulvahill will supervise the hearing.
If convicted of first-degree murder, Alissa could face a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole, as Colorado eliminated the death penalty last year.
Authorities identified Alissa like the suspect on Tuesday, the morning after the shooting. Authorities have said they are still investigating the motive.
An arrest affidavit He said the suspect started shooting around 2:40 p.m. and was arrested about 50 minutes later. Law enforcement recovered bulletproof vests, a rifle that was a “possible AR-15” and a semiautomatic pistol, in addition to clothing.
Prosecutors have said the investigation could take up to a year. The 10 victims at the grocery store included Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, who was the first officer to respond to the shooting.
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