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Highlands Ranch Homicide Criminal Lawyer: Mountain Vista High School Murder Plot

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Jan 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Iam not sure if you've kept up with this story, but not that long ago, two female juveniles were arrested in connection with an alleged planned school shooting at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. One of the girls involved, though a juvenile, was charged as an adult for Conspiracy to commit Murder in the First Degree. A prosecutor in the case who charged her said the girl made maps of Mountain Vista showing student movement. She also allegedly had a schedule for the location of the police officer assigned to those areas of student movement. The girl was said to have admitted to faking mental progress and had obtained a BB gun. Let's keep reading to learn what the law says about Conspiracy and Murder in the First Degree in Denver and Douglas County, Colorado.

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Castle Rock Homicide Attorney: Murder in the First Degree, C.R.S. 18-3-102

Murder in the First Degree, C.R.S. 18-3-102, is a long and detailed statute that lists many ways men and women in Castle Rock and Douglas County can be charged. As it pertains to the news story, Murder in the First Degree is charged if, after deliberating and intending to cause the death of a person other than himself, someone causes the death of the person they intended to kill or causes the death of another person. The juveniles were accused of planning to kill staff and students of Mountain Vista High School.  So far, only one of them has been charged for Conspiracy to commit Murder in the First Degree.

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Denver Conspiracy Criminal Defense Attorney: What is Conspiracy?

Both juveniles were accused of developing a murder plot together, which would be considered Conspiracy to commit First Degree Murder. Conspiracy, C.R.S. 18-2-201, is charged in Denver and Adams County when a person intends to promote or facilitate the commission of a crime and he / she agrees with another person or persons that they, or one or more of them, will engage in conduct which constitutes a crime or an attempt to commit a crime. A person can also be charged with Conspiracy if he / she agrees to aid the other person or persons in the planning or commission of a crime or of an attempt to commit such crime.

Englewood Homicide Defense Lawyers: Why You Should Hire Us

With serious cases like Homicide, juveniles can be charged as adults

Juvenile offenses in Englewood and Parker are normally handled in juvenile court, where a juvenile receives an adjudication rather than a criminal conviction. However, with serious cases like the one in this news story (a planned Homicide), juveniles can be charged as adults. Because the stakes are so high in a Conspiracy and Murder / Homicide case, it's absolutely vital you hire a Conspiracy / Murder criminal defense attorney in Colorado for your child. Our team of criminal defense lawyers will work hard to protect your child's future. We have the training and experience to get the job done right.

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If your child has been accused or charged with Conspiracy or Murder / Homicide in Arapahoe County or anywhere else in Colorado, be smart, make sure your child is aware of his / her right to remain silent, and contact the best juvenile criminal defense attorneys today for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your child's future.Request a Free Consultation

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