The two teens suspected of injuring eight of their school mates and killing one in a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday will not appear in court Friday.
The two suspects were expected to appear in court where District Attorney George Brauchler would announce what formal charges they face and announce whether the 16-year-old suspect will be charged as an adult. They also would have discussed bond for the teens.
The hearing has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Brauchler and the defense attorneys for both suspects asked for the rescheduling, Colorado Courts spokesman Rob McCallum said.
Vikki Migoya, spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial District, said she couldn’t explain why the hearing was moved because the entire case file for the adult suspect is suppressed from public access, including the request that the hearing be moved and the judge’s order. The juvenile’s case is also hidden because of the suspect’s age.
“Everything in that file is suppressed so we can’t comment,” she said.
At a court hearing earlier this week, Brauchler requested that the next hearing be set for Monday so investigators would have the weekend to continue their work. He said witnesses still needed to be interviewed.
“I’m really just bargaining for as much time as possible for us to complete the investigation and make a smart filing decision up front,” Brauchler said Wednesday.
But District Court Judge Theresa Slade declined the request.
Brauchler and the 18-year-old suspect’s defense counsel also asked earlier this week that the teen’s case file be hidden from the public. Brauchler said he would request that the case be unsealed once the investigation is more complete.
“I do not intend to ask this court to supp this file in perpetuity or even through the duration of this case,” Brauchler said.
Both suspects remained in custody Friday without bond.