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Colorado men accused of taking photo after rock-throwing death will stand trial for murder
Three men charged in the death of a 20-year-old driver who was hit in the head by a rock that crashed through her windshield in Colorado will stand trial on murder and other charges
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Three young men charged in the death of a 20-year-old driver who was hit in the head by a rock that crashed through her windshield will stand trial on murder and other charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.
After a hearing on evidence gathered by investigators, 1st Judicial District Judge Christopher Zenisek said there was enough at this stage to prosecute Joseph Koenig, Nicholas Karol-Chik and Zachary Kwak for first-degree murder in the death of Alexa Bartell on April 19.
The judge also ruled there was enough evidence to prosecute the men for attempted murder in connection with the cases of six other vehicles that were also hit by rocks the same night. Three people suffered minor injuries in those incidents.
Koenig and Karol-Chick, both 19, also will be tried with attempted murder and attempted assault for allegedly throwing a landscaping statue at a car with a family inside on April 1. Kwak, 18, is not accused of participating in that incident.