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Sep 20, 2011 2:28 PM by Stefanie Boe

Fugitive siblings in court

Officers who pursued three siblings wanted in a cross-country crime spree say they heard gunshots as they chased the trio in Colorado.

The officers testified Tuesday during a hearing in Walsenburg, Colo., to determine whether the three will stand trial.

Lee Grace Dougherty and her brothers, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty and Ryan Dougherty, were shackled as they listened.

The state trooper who was leading the chase, Mark Buneta, says he got within four of five car lengths of them. However, he says the shots were fired when there was more space between them and that he never saw a weapon.

Defense attorney Michael Emmons questioned why the siblings wouldn't have fired when they were closer if they wanted to kill him.

Each is charged with attempted second-degree murder.

News 5's David Ortiviz is in the courtroom. He'll have more for us coming up at 5 & 6.

 

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