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Boy accused in deadly Longmont stabbing of young woman to be tried as an adult

Posted at 7:55 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-10 17:04:42-05

LONGMONT, Colo. – The 15-year-old Lakewood boy accused of stabbing a young woman to death in Longmont back in November of last year will be tried as an adult in court, a spokeswoman for the Boulder District Attorney’s Office confirmed with Denver7 on Friday.

Aiden Grabow, 15, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder for the death of 20-year-old Makayla Grote, who was stabbed to death the night of November 18 outside her apartment in Longmont.

Grabow was charged with 11 counts in Boulder County juvenile court, including charges of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder, felony menacing and sentence enhancers that would kick in if the boy is found guilty.

Prosecutors, who worked to get his cased moved into adult court, said the boy had a “death list” that included Grote’s sister and another person.

During a court hearing on November 22, prosecutors also said Grabow also went after Grote’s sister and another person. He was about a mile from the third person’s home when he was arrested, prosecutors said.

Attorneys for the state additionally said that investigators had found “troubling” text messages between the boy suspected of the murder and the victim’s sister, and that the Grabow was accused of assaulting his grandfather about a week before the homicide.

The suspect is expected to be in court at 5 p.m. on Monday.


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