Anderson Lee Aldrich identifies as non-binary and uses the neuter pronoun “elle” for her individual
Anderson Lee Aldrich (Photo: Colorado Springs Police Department)
The alleged shooter, from the LGBT+ club in Colorado, he is being held without bail, as the federal judge ordered it on Wednesday.
Anderson Lee Aldrich is suspected of perpetuating the attack, which killed five people and 25 more were injured.
The 22-year-old detainee appeared before Magistrate Charlotte Ankeny, of the 4th District Court, El Paso County (Colorado), virtually from the prison where he is being held.
Aldrich appeared to be lethargic, sitting up with his head tilted to the right. He answered some questions from a judge in an almost inaudible voice.
Aldrich appeared to be lethargic, sitting up with his head tilted to the right. She answered some questions from a judge in an almost inaudible voice.
In addition to being told that she would be denied bail, Ankeny asked prosecutors to share the details of the arrest warrant against the detainee, on which the summary secrecy still weighs.
Prosecutors hope that the charges can be presented at the next visit that scheduled for the December 6.
Michael Allen, federal prosecutor, commented that after the session on Wednesday, the detainee is expected to appear in person before the court, the next meeting.
< p class="paragraph">Aldrich has preliminary charges: first-degree murder and five hate crimes, local media reported.
Five days ago an attack was carried out at the gay bar “Club Q” in Colorado , which the attacker was neutralized by two people who dared to confront the 22-year-old.
Before the meeting took place on Wednesday, a document was shown to the audience in which he refers that his client identifies as a non-binary person and uses, for his individual, the neuter pronoun “elle”.< /b>
Five days ago an attack was carried out at the gay bar “Club Q” in Colorado, which the attacker was neutralized by two people who they dared to face the 22-year-old.
However, there is a lot of controversy with the detainee because the media “The Hill” mentioned that Aldrich is the grandson of politician Randy Voepel, a California lower house legislator, who compared the attack on January 6, 2021, against the capitol, with the War of Independence.
The sources cited by KCRA, who gave the biological information of the legislator and the attacker, mentioned that he has not had a relationship with the suspect in at least the last 10 years
President Joe Biden stated that there is an “epidemic of assaults” against the LGBT+ community
Voepel has not commented on the situation regarding the attack on the gay bar “Club Q”, however, the attacker will be on his next visit, in December.
Of the five deadthere was a transgender woman who recently moved to town, mother of a teenage girl, a woman visiting Colorado, a boyfriend, and a bar clerk.
15 of the 25 injuries are treated in state hospitals and it is still unknown if there are people who have suffered an attack with the firearm that was used at the scene.
After learning about this event, the President Joe BidenHe stated that there is an “epidemic of assaults” against the LGBT+ community. “Armed violence continues to have a devastating and particular impact on LGBTQ+ communities across our country, and threats of violence are on the rise,” he said in a statement.
Carter Rodriguez holds a sign in support of trans people as Michael Anderson embraces Wyatt Kent and Autumn Quinn looks on during an unfurling ceremony of the "Sacred Cloth" Pride Flag at City Hall after a mass shooting at LGBTQ nightclub Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S. November 23, 2022. Anderson is a bartender at the club and Kent's partner, Daniel David Aston, was killed in the attack. REUTERS/Isaiah J. Downing
Similarly, the US president recalled the 2006 event in Orlando, where 49 Latino people attended the Plus nightclub, with an LGBT+ atmosphere , died in a shootout caused by security guard Omar Mateen of Afghan origin.
Local media reported that the attacker had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State before he was killed by shots fired by the police.
“We must eliminate the inequities that contribute to violence against LGBTQ+ people. We cannot and must not tolerate hate,” Biden said.