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First-degree murder and hate crimes among list of charges against Club Q suspect

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Photos of Kelly Loving (left to right), Derrick Rump, Ashley Paugh, Raymond Green Vance and Daniel Aston stand above a memorial outside of Colorado Springs’ Club Q. Nov. 22, 2022.

The suspect who opened fire at Club Q in Colorado Springs has been formally charged with 305 criminal counts. They include first-degree murder, attempted murder and bias-motivated crimes. Anderson Lee Aldrich is accused of entering the club around midnight on November 19, killing five people and injuring many more. We get perspective on the charges from Ian Farrell, an associate professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.