Club Q shooting suspect identifies as non-binary. Will this affect potential hate crime charges? | app

DENVER — Prosecutors can still pursue hate crime charges against the person accused of killing five people at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub despite the suspect identifying as non-binary, legal experts have said.

Defense attorneys wrote in court documents on Tuesday that the suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, identifies as non-binary. Although prosecutors have yet to file formal charges, Aldrich is suspected of murder and bias-motivated crimes in connection with Saturday night’s shooting at Club Q, considered a hub for the LGBTQ community in Colorado. Springs.

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