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Three Swink teens accused of plotting school attack in court

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Three Swink teenagers, two boys and one girl  were not read their charges aloud in Otero County Court today after their attorney’s waived reading and advisement as each face one count of conspiracy to commit first degree murder and interference with a school.

The three teens sat side-by-side at the defendants table with their attorney’s behind them.

The teens are accused of plotting a school attack.

Names were found written in a gazebo in a La Junta park.

Many believe these names are connected to the case.

Judge Mark MacDonald said he wishes all three cases are heard together as long as possible, setting up an interesting courtroom configuration.

While there were motions filed to not only limit publicity of the details of the case and to close the courtroom to the public because they are juveniles only one of those motions were ruled on.

In the only ruling, Judge MacDonald limited the release of any details and any public communication by those involved in the case, including law enforcement, court staff, attorney’s and anyone else involved in the case.

This came as the teen girls attorney expressed concern with a Facebook post, also adding she felt her client was being talked about on social media.

Judge MacDonald is expected to rule on closure of the courtroom and several other motions that have been filed at the motions hearing and pre-trial conference which has been set for January 5th at 3:30pm.

The teens walked free from court today as they are out on bond with electronic monitoring.

Conditions of that bond will also be discussed in January.

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