Murder charges filed in fatal Colorado Walmart shooting

Prosecutors have filed murder and attempted murder charges against a man accused of walking into a suburban Denver Walmart and fatally shooting three people.


Authorities on Monday made no mention of a possible motive for the attack during a hearing for 47-year-old Scott Ostrem.


Investigators say Ostrem opened fire in the Walmart last Wednesday.


Killed were 52-year-old Pamela Marques of Denver, 66-year-old Carlos Moreno of Thornton and 26-year-old Victor Vasquez of Denver.


Ostrem did not enter a plea. He's being held without bail.


The murder charges carry a sentence of life without parole or the death penalty. Prosecutors have not said whether they'll seek Ostrem's execution.


The judge scheduled a Feb. 5 preliminary hearing for prosecutors to lay out their case. The judge will decide if the evidence is sufficient for a trial.

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