FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man charged in the fatal shooting of a Northern Arizona University student will remain jailed, but a judge left open the possibility of home confinement.
Steven Jones said he acted in self-defense when he opened fire on the Flagstaff campus in October, killing Colin Brough and wounding three other students. Prosecutors say he wasn't justified in using lethal force, painting him as a loose cannon who chose to introduce a gun into an argument.
Jones' attorneys asked Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton on Friday to release him to the custody of his parents. They cited his lack of criminal history and said he had no desire to flee.
Slayton denied the motion but said he'd reconsider once he has more information on around-the-clock monitoring, access to weapons, potential searches of the Jones' home and the availability of counseling.