18-year-old hero, Kendrick Castillo was killed when he lunged at one of two teen shooters at the STEM school in Highland Park, CO on Tuesday. Two suspects, 18-year-old Devon Erickson and 16-year-old Maya (a transgender student, who prefers to be called Alec) McKinney opened fire in two separate classrooms in the STEM high school section of the campus. In addition to murdering Castillo, an innocent student, who made it possible for other students to escape the wrath of the mentally unstable students, eight other students were injured during the incident.
The New York Post reports – The second suspect in the Colorado school shooting, Maya McKinney, was listed in court records as a 16-year-old female, but identifies as a male and prefers to be called Alec.
This is the juvenile female Maya Elizabeth McKinney. pic.twitter.com/iSXdqrpK3Q
— Jimmy G (@bogeyjimmy) May 8, 2019
McKinney was shackled at the wrists and ankles Wednesday when he appeared in court and responded to the judge’s questions in a clear but quiet voice, saying, “Yes, your honor,” and, “No, your honor.” His mother sat at his side.
Maya McKinney, a transgender student who identifies as Alec, has been identified as the second shooter in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter. https://t.co/bqaU8IC1Wa
— COED (@COED) May 9, 2019
The teen’s lawyers asked that the pronoun “he” be used for their client.
District attorney George Brauchler said he hasn’t decided whether to file adult charges against McKinney, whose age is the youngest at which Colorado law allows prosecutors to file adult charges without a judge’s review.
McKinney is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and is due back in court Friday.
According to the Daily Mail – McKinney’s father of one of the alleged STEM School Highlands Ranch shooters in Colorado is a serial felon and illegal immigrant from Mexico, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Jose Evis Quintana, the father of alleged 16-year-old killer Alec McKinney was once jailed for 15 months for domestic violence against Alec’s mother and ‘menacing with a weapon’.
McKinney has been charged alongside his friend Devon Erickson of killing one student and injuring eight others at the school close Denver, Colorado.
Records show Quintana, 33, who was also deported twice, had a string of arrests in Colorado dating back from 2008 to 2017.
Court papers show that despite Quintana terrorizing Alec’s mother Morgan Lynn McKinney, 32, he managed to convince her to marry him in 2009, a year before he was first deported.
Quintana, 33, who admitted to having a history of drink and drug problems, was sent back to his native Mexico on December 9, 2010.
Alec, 16, had posted a message on social media about missing his father, just 11 days before the Tuesday, May 7 shooting which saw McKinney and friend Devon Erickson, 18, allegedly kill one student and injure eight others.
Transgender McKinney, who was born a girl called Mya, had turned 16 on April 14 and wrote on Twitter on April 26: ‘My mom talking to me about how she hates the new alec. Mom: I miss my Alec can you find him for me. Me: I miss my dad can you find him for me.’
Records at Douglas County District Court in Castle Rock, Colorado show Quintana had been jailed for 15 months in August 2009 for ‘menacing with a weapon’ and domestic violence against hairstylist Morgan.
JOSE EVIS QUINTANA’S CRIMINAL HISTORY
August 22, 2008 – Arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s in Castle Rock, Colorado for kidnapping, menacing with a weapon, evading police in a car, and driving without a valid license. He is released on bail
December 15, 2008 – Arrested for breaking bail conditions and held in custody
January 26, 2009 – Released on bail
February 2, 2009 – Arrested for failing to speak to court staff. He is jailed again
May 4, 2009 – He is released from prison with a protection order
July 10, 2009 – Arrested for breaking the protection order, a domestic violence offence, he is sent back to jail
September 11, 2009 – All charges bar menacing with a weapon are dropped and after pleading guilty he serves 15 months in prison
December 9, 2010 – He is deported to Mexico
December 27, 2016 – Douglas County Sheriff’s Department are alerted he is wanted as a fugitive for a domestic violence crime in New Mexico. They arrest him in Castle Rock
April 21, 2017 – Fighting extradition to New Mexico, ICE agents deport him to Mexico