/ Modified oct 19, 2022 2:50 p.m.

Grand jury indicts suspect in UA shooting with seven felony charges

Charges range from one count of first degree murder to three counts of endangerment.

360 pima county courtroom Plexiglass dividers are set up throughout a courtroom at the Pima County Superior Court as part of the building's COVID-19 mitigation protocols. April 2021.
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Murad Dervish, a former University of Arizona student, has been charged with seven felony counts for the on campus killing and shooting of UA professor Thomas Meixner.

A grand jury indicted Dervish with:

  • first degree murder
  • aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,
  • misconduct involving weapons
  • first degree burglary
  • three counts of endangerment

The charges range from class six felonies to class one.

Court documents also show that Dervish has previously been convicted of harming an elder dependent adult with the use of a dangerous weapon in San Diego back in 2011.

Dervish is currently being held without bond and will face a bond hearing on Thursday, Oct. 20.

His arraignment is set for Monday, Oct. 24.

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