COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A teenager charged with killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife as he burglarized the newlyweds' Colorado Springs home will be tried as an adult.
KRDO-TV reports that a Colorado Springs judge ruled this week that 18-year-old Macyo January won't be moved to juvenile court as he requested.
January was 17 when Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and his pregnant wife Whitney were killed Jan. 14.
Police said January was ransacking the couple's home when he allegedly tripped the home's burglar alarm. Dunlap texted his wife that he was going home to check on the alarm.
When he arrived home, he was shot and killed. Minutes later, Dunlap's wife arrived home and was also shot and killed.
If convicted, January faces up to 40 years in prison.
The Gazette newspaper reported that January is also charged with a series of other unsolved burglaries in Colorado Springs, including one case in which an elderly woman was beaten and robbed in 2012 -- then beaten and robbed again weeks later.