The three 18-year-olds suspected of killing Alexa Bartell during a rock-throwing rampage on April 19 were officially charged by the Office of the First Judicial District Attorney on May 3. The trio face 13 charges including first-degree murder and assault and are being held without bond.
Twenty-year-old Arvada resident Bartell was driving northbound along Indiana Street when a rock crashed through her windshield and sent her vehicle hurtling from the roadway. Bartell was talking to a friend on the phone at the time and was found dead when the friend traced her location.
Nicholas Karol-Chik, Joseph Koenig and Zachary Kwak all face the same 13 charges: one count of murder in the first degree, six counts of criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree, three counts of assault in the second degree and three counts of criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree.
The three suspects were set to appear in court at 1 p.m. on May 3 for the return filing of charges.