Lawyer defends fugitive Dougherty siblings

WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a sister and two brothers accused in a cross-country crime spree that began in Florida fired at pursuing officers and were prepared for a gun battle.

But one lawyer for the siblings questioned that scenario, pointing out that no shots were reported when officers were close to the trio.

The testimony came during a hearing in state district court to determine whether 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty and her brothers, 26-year-old Dylan Stanley-Dougherty and 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, should stand trial.

Each sibling is charged with five counts of attempted second-degree murder and five counts of first-degree assault.

The siblings are accused of robbing a bank in Georgia and shooting at police officers in Florida and Colorado.

Source: Associated Press