DENVER (AP) _ A judge rejected a plea agreement Monday and ordered trial for a warehouse owner who rigged a shotgun booby trap that killed a teen-age intruder.

''What's next, punji sticks, Claymore mines, bouncing betties?'' Denver District Judge Richard Spriggs said.

Tossing out the suspended sentence agreed upon by a prosecutor, Spriggs ordered Philip Connaghan, 46, of Arvada to stand trial for reckless manslaughter and a misdemeanor charge of violating the state's booby trap law.

Spriggs said the loss of 19-year-old Michael McComb's life ''is non- justifiable, and to me deferred judgment does not seem warranted.''

A booby trap ''is a deadly device without mercy or distinction, brutally savage and inhumane,'' the judge said.

District Attorney Norm Early and Connaghan's attorney, Bob Ransome, had reached an agreement whereby Connaghan would plead guilty to the two charges. In exchange, he would have served no jail time and his record was to have been wiped clean.

Early and Ransome argued that Connaghan had been burglarized repeatedly and had tried other means of thwarting burglars before setting the trap. After McComb's death, Connaghan was remorseful, they said.

But Spriggs ordered Early and Ransome to prepare motions by Aug. 21 and said Connaghan will face trial no later than Dec. 24.

The manslaughter conviction would carry a penalty of up to eight years in prison, while the misdemeanor count is punishable by a fine up to $5,000 and one year in jail.

The booby trap set at Connaghan's warehouse near downtown Denver killed McComb during a break-in the night of April 14, when McComb entered the warehouse with three friends.

McComb, whom authorities said had burglarized the warehouse at least once previously, died of a single blast to the chest from the 12-gauge shotgun. The three juveniles were not injured and face possible burglary charges.

Spriggs said that while McComb was breaking the law when he entered Connaghan's warehouse, that was not sufficient reason for him to die.

''It's also been suggested that the victim in the case (McComb) subscribed to a belief all of us find reprehensible,'' Spriggs said, referring to reports that McComb was a skinhead who subscribed to racist beliefs.

Connaghan' warehouse, where he kept various personal effects, had been burglarized several times before the April 14 incident. He once lost about $7,000 worth of tools.

Connaghan set two shotgun booby traps in the warehouse after it was burglarized in January. During another burglary in March, one of the booby traps was tripped, but malfunctioned. He dismantled one of the traps, but told authorities he forgot to disarm the second one.

Early said Connaghan had taken other measures to protect his property before setting the booby trap, including blocking the entrance with parked vehicles and placing bars on the windows. Connaghan even had leased a pit bull, but it either was stolen or escaped, Early said.

''He didn't want to injure anyone. In fact, he had intended to disarm the gun,'' Early said.

But Connaghan had promised police he would disarm the booby trap, Spriggs said.

''The fact remains he didn't take it down,'' he said.