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Attorneys for Boulder King Soopers shooting suspect plan to raise competency issue

The suspect is charged with 54 counts related to the March 22 shooting that left 10 people dead.

BOULDER, Colo — Attorneys for the man accused of carrying out the deadly attack at a Boulder King Soopers earlier this year have filed a motion with the court saying the plan to raise the issue of mental competency.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is charged with 54 counts related to the March 22 shooting at the grocery store on Table Mesa Drive that left 10 people dead, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley.

>The video above is about the future of the store where the shooting took place.

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Below is a list of the victims as they're named in the charging document:

  • Neven Stanisic, 23
  • Kevin Mahoney, 61
  • Tralona Bartkowiak, 49
  • Rikki Olds, 25
  • Denny Stong, 20
  • Lynn Murray, 62
  • Teri Leiker, 51
  • Jody Waters, 65
  • Suzanne Fountain, 59
  • Eric Talley, 51

Prosecutors said earlier that they're named in the order in which they were killed at the store that day. 

Some of the charges the suspect faces include:

  • 10 counts of first-degree murder
  • 33 counts of attempted first-degree murder
  • One count of first-degree assault
  • 10 counts of using a prohibited large-capacity magazine during a crime

Each first-degree murder charge carries a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Each of the attempted murder charges carry a sentence of between 16-48 years. 

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The lone charge of assault is related to a woman who fell while fleeing from the store and fractured a vertebra in her spine 

Aside from the weapons charges, each of the other charges represents a victim, according to Dougherty.

According to Boulder's police chief, no motive has been determined for the shooting; however, NBC News reports that several law enforcement officials said Alissa appears to have a history of mental health problems, which may have been a significant factor in the shooting. Those same officials said, according to NBC, that "there is not, at this point, evidence that the shooting was an act of terrorism or a hate crime."

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is due in court on Sept. 7 for a preliminary hearing.

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