DENVER (CBS4) – Denver District Court Judge Martin Egelhoff Friday said two of three teenaged suspects in the killings of five people should move another step closer to trial. The teenagers are accused of an arson in Green Valley Ranch in August of 2020.
In a preliminary hearing, Eglehoff indicated there is enough probable cause to allow the murder case with dozens of charges. He also denied new bond requests from the defense.
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The two suspects were 16 at the time of the crime. Another suspect who was 15 remains in juvenile court. They are accused in the fiery deaths of Senegalese immigrants, Djibril Diol, his wife, Adja Diol, and their 3-year-old daughter, Kahadija, as well as Hassan Diol and her infant daughter, Hawa Beye.
Detective Neil Baker explained in court they sought a warrant to Google for whoever may have sought out the location of the house in advance.
“It didn’t really match of why they would be searching for that house, so that’s why we focused our investigation on those three.”
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann says her office now has a digital evidence unit which specializes in gathering electronic information. Search and location data figure large in the case.
“They can get that information through Google with a legitimate search warrant, and then determine what cell phones had accessed the…