Woodland Park man charged in 1992 killings to be tried as adult

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado man accused of killing his mother and stepfather in Woodland Park when he was 15 years old will be tried as an adult.

The Gazette reports the ruling by a Teller County district judge has resolved months of legal wrangling, clearing the way for 41-year-old Jacob Ind to receive a trial date on multiple counts of first-degree murder in the 1992 deaths of Pamela and Kermode Johnson.

Ind was previously tried and convicted as an adult, but he was granted a new trial in January 2017 after a judge ruled his rights were violated when his court-appointed attorney blocked him from taking the stand.

Ind has said the killings were motivated by longstanding physical and sexual abuse.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 5.

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