Man charged with killing Riley Whitelaw at a Colorado Springs Walgreens enters plea

Trial date set for March
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 1:36 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2022 at 4:35 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The man authorities believe is responsible for ending the life of a teenager at a Colorado Springs Walgreens entered a plea on Tuesday.

Joshua Johnson is accused of killing 17-year-old Riley Whitelaw inside the store off Centennial and Vindicator in June. Johnson is charged with first-degree murder.

11 News had a reporter in the courtroom. Johnson’s defense told the judge no plea offers were made and that they would be entering a not guilty plea.

Johnson gave no comment or reaction as the judge moved this case forward, scheduling the trial to start on March 6.

A motions hearing is set for January where move evidence can be presented to the court. Previously, in Johnson’s preliminary hearing over 40 pieces of evidence were given.

A fundraiser on behalf of Whitelaw was created. Click here for more information and to give.

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