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Club Q shooter gets massive federal prison sentence for hate crimes and firearms charges

June 18, 2024

DENVER (June 18, 2024) – Anderson Aldrich, the convicted gunman who killed five people and wounded nearly two dozen others at the Club Q LGBTQAI+ nightclub, was sentenced this morning to an additional 50 life sentences plus 190 years in prison without parole for federal hate crime and gun charges. Last year, Anderson was sentenced to five life sentences by the Colorado state court, one for each of the fatalities in the November 19, 2022 mass shooting.  The federal sentencing took place in Denver this morning.

Romanucci & Blandin Founding Partner Antonio M. Romanucci, Partner David A. Neiman and Senior Attorney Sarah Raisch and local counsel Dan Lipman of Parker Lipman represent multiple families who lost loved ones and those who were wounded at Club Q.

The legal team issued a statement:

“The federal sentence today adds a significant symbolic burden of time to the multiple life sentences already determined by state court, but these additional years for hate crimes and gun charges send an essential message to both the shooter in this case and to anyone considering committing such a heinous crime in the future. Our communities simply will not and cannot tolerate acts of mass violence – and particularly mass violence against the LGBTQAI+ community or anyone because of their identity. We must continue to prosecute these mass shooting cases to the greatest extent we can. Our clients deserve that as they continue to process their trauma and fight for the accountability and systemic change they deserve.”

To learn more about the Club Q mass shooting cases, please visit our Club Q page.

About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin is a Chicago-based national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death through impact litigation. For more than 25 years, we have secured more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients - many for millions of dollars or record-setting awards. Our experience ranges from mass shootings, civil rights and police misconduct to medical malpractice, sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents or workplace injury cases involving individual or institutional negligence. Romanucci & Blandin is a valuable legal resource to individuals and groups of people who have been injured by others’ wrongdoing. Referring attorneys and clients say several factors distinguish our firm: Our record of success, depth of experience, talented and dedicated legal team, tireless preparation, and strategic use of communications to fight for the rights of those whose lives have been changed forever. We differ from other personal injury firms in that our work does not stop when a verdict or settlement is secured. Our clients’ experiences often inspire us to commit resources to transforming lives and communities. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit:

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