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Suspect in Boulder massacre will stay in jail as his attorney gets time to assess what she says is his mental illness [Video]

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Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the 21-year-old suspect accused of murdering 10 people at a Colorado grocery store, made his first court appearance in the case, accompanied by an attorney. CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.

Posted: Mar 25, 2021 7:40 PM

Updated: Mar 25, 2021 7:40 PM

Posted By: By Jason Hanna, Konstantin Toropin and Travis Caldwell, CNN

A defense attorney for the man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado grocery store asked a judge Thursday to delay the case's next hearing for weeks because the defense needs to assess what she called her client's mental illness.

During suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa's first court appearance in connection with Monday's massacre in Boulder, a prosecutor also told the judge he anticipates filing more charges in the case within weeks.

The judge, Thomas Mulvahill, agreed to set the next hearing, a status conference, in "about 60 to 90 days," and ruled Alissa would remain jailed without bond at least until then.

"(The defense) cannot do anything until we are able …

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