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The Latest: School shooting suspects charged with murder

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The Latest on the Colorado school shooting (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - MAY 8:  Students protesting the media and politicians brought their vigil outside of Highlands Ranch High to honor their fallen friend Kendrick Castillo by lighting up their phones in the rain on May 8, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  STEM students at the vigil burst into a spontaneous demonstration after they were asked to speak at the organized event. The students left the gym and started chanting "mental health" and "F--k the media" as the gathering derailed into a protest against politics and the media. The students eventually returned to the gym and spoke about Castillo in an open microphone forum at the podium in the middle of the gym.  (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) © Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - MAY 8: Students protesting the media and politicians brought their vigil outside of Highlands Ranch High to honor their fallen friend Kendrick Castillo by lighting up their phones in the rain on May 8, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. STEM students at the vigil burst into a spontaneous demonstration after they were asked to speak at the organized event. The students left the gym and started chanting "mental health" and "F--k the media" as the gathering derailed into a protest against politics and the media. The students eventually returned to the gym and spoke about Castillo in an open microphone forum at the podium in the middle of the gym. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Colorado prosecutors have charged the students suspected of opening fire at their school with murder and attempted murder and other counts and are pursuing adult charges against the younger suspect.

The shootings at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 killed 1 student and injured 8 others.

The accused gunmen, 18-year-old Devon Erickson and 16-year-old Alec McKinney, were arrested at the school and investigators say they opened fire inside using handguns.

A memorial service for the student killed, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at a Highlands Ranch church. Castillo and two other students have been credited with tackling one of the gunmen, disrupting the attack.

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10:40 a.m.

FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo, Devon Erickson, the accused STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter, appears at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo. Prosecutors are expected to file charges Wednesday morning, May 15, against the suspects, Erickson, and 16-year-old Alec McKinney, who are accused of killing student Kendrick Castillo and wounding eight other classmates at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7. The memorial service for Castillo who is hailed as a hero for tackling one of the gunmen is set for Wednesday afternoon. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo, Devon Erickson, the accused STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter, appears at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo. Prosecutors are expected to file charges Wednesday morning, May 15, against the suspects, Erickson, and 16-year-old Alec McKinney, who are accused of killing student Kendrick Castillo and wounding eight other classmates at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7. The memorial service for Castillo who is hailed as a hero for tackling one of the gunmen is set for Wednesday afternoon. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File) One of two teens charged in the deadly attack on a suburban Denver school has appeared in court after being charged with multiple counts of murder, theft and arson in the attack.

Unlike his initial court appearance last week, 18-year-old Devon Erickson appeared more involved in Wednesday's proceedings. While he looked down with his face hidden by his dyed hair before, Erickson's face was visible in the latest proceeding and he looked forward toward the judge while attorneys discussed the case.

He wore a jail uniform and was kept shackled at his wrists and ankles after Judge Theresa Slade denied a motion to remove them.

Court documents in the case are sealed. Slade denied the prosecution's request to make some of the documents public but said she will address the issue at the next hearing on June 7.

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9:55 a.m.

Colorado prosecutors have charged the students suspected of opening fire at their school with over a dozen counts of murder and attempted murder as well as theft and arson.

The shootings at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 killed 1 student and injured 8 others.

The accused gunmen, 18-year-old Devon Erickson and 16-year-old Alec McKinney, were arrested at the school and investigators say they opened fire inside using handguns.

The charges were listed in electronic court records. It wasn't clear if McKinney was being charged as an adult.

A memorial service for the student killed is also scheduled for Wednesday.

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10:08 p.m.

A memorial service for a student hailed as a hero for tackling one of the armed attackers at his suburban Denver school is set for Wednesday afternoon.

The celebration of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo's life will be held at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch. The service is planned to begin just a few hours after the two suspects are due in court.

Prosecutors are expected to file charges Wednesday morning against the students accused of the attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 that killed Castillo and wounded eight other classmates. The hearings were planned for Friday but a judge decided to delay.

Prosecutors have said they will decide whether to charge 16-year-old Alec McKinney as an adult alongside 18-year-old Devon Erickson.

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