A man accused of shooting and paralyzing a U.S. Army soldier at a homecoming party intends to plead not guilty to all charges at his arraignment Thursday, his attorney said.
Ruben Jurado, 19, faces a charge of attempted murder in the shooting of Army Spc. Christopher Sullivan on Friday night at a homecoming party in Sullivan's native San Bernardino, California.
He also faces charges on "allegations involving premeditation and the use and discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury," the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office said.
Jurado "will deny any and all allegations," defense attorney Michael Holmes said Wednesday. "We anticipate receiving the initial discovery of police reports and any other evidence that the district attorney has at this time."
Holmes noted that the court "allows video arraignment," but said he and Jurado had "discussed this process and he wanted to be present in court during the entire process."
Te party in Sullivan's honor was to celebrate his recent return to California from Kentucky, where he was stationed while recovering from wounds sustained in a suicide bombing a year ago in Afghanistan.FULL STORY