Facebook via Longmont Times-CallMakayla GroteAiden von Grabow, the teen accused of fatally stabbing a Longmont woman late last year, made his first appearance in court since a judge ruled he will be tried as an adult in the case.
Prosecutors formally filed charges against the 16-year-old in Boulder County District Court Tuesday, including one count of first-degree murder.
First-degree murder is a Class 1 felony that is eligible for the death penalty or a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. But because of von Grabow’s age, he would receive life in prison with a possibility of parole after 40 years if convicted.
He also was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of menacing, three counts of stalking, criminal extortion, criminal mischief, third-degree assault and harassment.
Prosecutors also filed three new crime-of-violence sentence enhancers and dropped aggravated juvenile charges since von Grabow is now being charged as an adult.
Because von Grabow is not eligible for bond on the first-degree murder charge, his attorneys did not ask Boulder District Judge Bruce Langer to set a bond on the remaining charges.
Langer set an arraignment on June 7, when von Grabow is expected to enter a plea.
He is is accused of killing Makayla Grote, 20, at her apartment in Longmont, though police believe he had intended to kill Grote’s younger sister, who prosecutors say was on the teen’s “death list.” Von Grabow was 15 at the time of the stabbing.
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