Three Colorado highschool college students have been charged with first-degree homicide in a case through which a lady died after a big rock was thrown via her windshield, the district legal professional mentioned Wednesday.
Alexa Bartell, 20, died after the panorama rock struck her automobile whereas she was driving down a avenue in Westminster, a Denver-area metropolis, at round 10:45 p.m. on April 19.
Nicholas “Mitch” Karol-Chik, Joseph Koenig and Zachary Kwak, all 18, had beforehand been arrested.
They have been every charged with first-degree homicide excessive indifference and 12 extra counts of prices, First District Legal professional Alexis King mentioned in a press release Wednesday.
The trio reportedly threw rocks at different autos that night time.
Three different individuals have been injured after stones have been thrown at autos inside 45 minutes, prosecutors mentioned. A complete of seven autos have been attacked, the assertion mentioned.
Bartell’s automobile was the final to be hit that night time, authorities mentioned.
The three now accused are twelfth graders from Jefferson County public faculties, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned on the time of their arrests final week.
Based on the sheriff’s workplace, the three have been believed to be in one other automobile when the rocks have been thrown at different autos.
Along with the homicide prices, prosecutors mentioned there are seven counts every of tried homicide, three counts of second-degree assault and three counts of tried second-degree assault.
One of many individuals whose automobile was struck by a rock described seeing the headlights of one other automobile at the hours of darkness after which listening to “what appeared like a shotgun” as his window was shattered.
Court docket info obtainable on-line Wednesday night time didn’t point out whether or not the three had attorneys who might communicate for them. Detailed case data don’t seem like remotely obtainable in Colorado.