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Trial set for man accused in Colo. school shooting

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November 1, 2010 08:05 PM EST | AP


DENVER — A judge has set a trial date for a man accused of shooting and wounding two Colorado eighth-graders outside their middle school and is considering a request from prosecutors to order a second mental evaluation for the man.

A Jefferson County judge on Monday scheduled a March 2011 trial for Bruco (BROO'-so) Strong Eagle Eastwood, who faces 15 charges, including attempted first-degree murder. The judge says he won't order a second mental health evaluation for now, but will make a final ruling later.

Eastwood pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Authorities say teachers tackled and restrained Eastwood until deputies arrived at Deer Creek Middle School in south suburban Denver on Feb. 23.