KILLING After the shooting that left five people dead on Saturday at an LGBT + club in Colorado, the 22-year-old suspect appeared in court on Wednesday. Elements about his personality and his life course have been revealed
< /p> The suspect in the killings has been arrested and is being held pending charge. — /AP/SIPA
He stayed seated during the hearing, and did not speak; only to confirm his identity. Anderson Lee Aldrich appeared in court on Wednesday. The 22-year-old suspect is charged with of being the perpetrator of the shooting that left five dead and 18 injured at an LGBT+ nightclub in Colorado.
Details about his personality have been revealed. His lawyers explained that the suspect defined himself as non-binary, that is to say that he does not identify with either the male gender or the female gender. They added that Anderson Lee Aldrich used the genderless pronouns in English “they/them ” ( “iel” in French).
According to American media, the first name of the accused was Nicholas Brink, before he took the surname of Anderson Lee Aldrich at; adolescence. His parents, both drug addicts, separated when the child was old. two years. They are both known to the police (traffic offences, possession of drugs, drunkenness on the public highway).
A high-level suspect in a climate of violence
Aaron Brink, his father, who describes himself as a former porn actor turned conservative Republican, said to a local San Diego newspaper that his ex-wife, Laura Voepel, had assured him; their child died several years ago.
Until’ what her child did call her a few months ago. Aaron Brink also indicated to the New York Times that he had “expressed strong disapproval of against homosexuals when her child was younger.
His father also indicated to have congratulated Anderson Lee Aldrich for violent behavior as a child. “I told him it worked. It’s instant and you have immediate results,” he said.
The accused is kept in detention, his indictment should not be pronounced before ten days. He could be prosecuted, among other things, for murders and crimes motivated by hate, and faces a prison sentence of up to 10 years. perpetuity without possibility parole. This is the 601st mass shooting in the United States.