One of three teens accused of killing a 20-year-old Colorado woman after hurling a large rock through the windshield of her car snapped a photo “as a memento” of the crime, according to arrest affidavits released Thursday.
Alexa Bartell was killed April 19 after her vehicle and several others were struck by rocks, said Jacki Kelley, spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities believe at least seven vehicles were hit by large landscaping rocks.
The 18-year-old suspects – Joseph Koenig, Nicholas Karol-Chik and Zachary Kwak – were arrested Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder and extreme indifference, according to the sheriff’s office. They are being held without bail.
CNN has reached out to the public defender’s office to see if the three suspects have attorneys assigned to them.
After taking the photo of Bartell’s car, Koenig and Karol-Chik talked about being “blood brothers” and that “they could never speak of this incident again,” according to the affidavits, which were released Thursday, the same day the teens made their initial court appearance.