DENVER (NEWSnet/AP) — The shooter who killed five people and injured 19 others at a nightclub in Colorado Springs pleaded guilty Tuesday to 50 federal hate crime charges.

Anderson Lee Aldrich, 24, is already serving life in prison after pleading guilty to state charges in the 2022 shooting last year.

Federal prosecutors have focused on proving that the attack at Club Q was premeditated and fueled by bias.

Aldrich entered the guilty pleas under a deal with prosecutors that allows the shooter to avoid the death penalty and instead be sentenced to more multiple life sentences for the hate crimes plus a total of 190 years on gun charges and other counts.

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