Judge enters not guilty plea on behalf of man accused in deadly Westminster road rage shooting

Posted at 10:13 AM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 12:13:29-05

BRIGHTON, Colo. – An Adams County judge on Monday entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Jeremy Webster, the man accused of fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy along with three others in a road rage incident that happened outside a Westminster office building last June.

Attorneys for Webster, 23, had again asked for more time to assess Webster’s health history – a request they were first granted in November – but Judge Donald Spence Quick denied the latest request and entered not guilty pleas on behalf of Webster to the 11 felony counts Webster faces in the case.

His attorneys argued they were still going over Webster’s mental health evaluation, despite getting more time to do so after a November hearing.

A judge ruled in October that there was enough evidence to proceed with the 11 counts against Webster, which include one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder after deliberation, two counts of attempted first-degree murder—extreme indifference, and five counts of first-degree assault.

Webster also faces nine sentence enhancers if he is convicted for committing a violent crime causing death or serious bodily injury and for committing a violent crime using a weapon.

According to police, Webster shot 41-year-old Meghan Bigelowand her two sons at a Westminster office park in a road rage incident that started about a mile away from where it ended. Webster allegedly followed Bigelow to the officer park then shot the three when they got out of their vehicle.

Vaughn Bigelow, 13, died in the shooting. A third son of Bigelow’s was not injured. After Webster allegedly shot the three, he turned toward another man who was in his truck nearby with his daughter and shot the man as well.

Webster allegedly got angry that Bigelow had cut him off while trying to merge out of the way of an emergency vehicle and followed her and her sons to the office park where the shooting occurred.

He fled after the shooting and was captured near Castle Rock while on his way to Colorado Springs.

On Monday, the judge set a hearing for Feb. 15 in which prosecutors and Webster’s defense will discuss the psychological evaluation and Webster’s plea. A trial was scheduled Monday for June 12. Webster has remained held without bond in the case since his arrest.