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Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes Formally Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes was an angry quitter who gave up on life and turned his hatred into murder and mayhem against innocent victims...

Did the James Holmes Jurors Get It Right?

Kevin Sali | Posted 08.11.2015 | Crime
Kevin Sali

The law in this area requires decisions that are uniquely individualized -- not only as to the defendant, his offense, and his victims, but also as to each individual juror making the ultimate life-or-death decision.

James Holmes Sentenced To Life In Prison For Aurora Theater Shooting

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.07.2015 | Crime

"The death of a seriously mentally ill man is not justice, no matter how tragic the case is. Please, no more death." So said defense attorney Tamara B...

The Sentence Is In For Aurora Shooter James Holmes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.07.2015 | Crime

Update: On Friday, the jury of nine women and three men sentenced James Holmes to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2012 t...

James Holmes' Mom Sobs, Saying Psychiatrist Didn't Warn Of Bloodlust

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.29.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday that she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was ...

Jury Begins Deliberating Fate Of Shooter In Colorado Movie Theater

Reuters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.15.2015 | Crime

  Jurors in Colorado's movie massacre trial began deliberating on Wednesday on the fate of gunman James Holmes, who has pleaded not guilty by rea...

Colorado Shooter's Urge to Kill Could Set Him Free

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.07.2015 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

A jury will soon decide whether James Holmes is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. Last week, one of his victims, Ashley Moser, took the stand in her wheelchair.

Psychologist: James Holmes Not Faking Mental Illness

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Crime

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 2 (Reuters) - A neuropsychologist who ran tests on Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holme...

Holmes' Defense Starts Thursday. Here's What You Should Know.

AP | By SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.24.2015 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for James Holmes will open their case Thursday, offering a less emotional and more clinical assessment of the Colorado theat...

Over-Exposed at the Holmes Trial

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Judge Carlos Samour, Jr. dismissed 3 jurors for violating his repeated instructions "to avoid outside information on James Holmes' death penalty trial and not talk about the case with anyone."

Holmes' Psychiatrist Was So Worried, She Called His Mom

AP | By SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.17.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he attacked a Colorado movie theater said she did not have enough evidence...

Colorado Shooter 'Knew What He Was Doing,' Psychiatrist Says

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.31.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 p...

Notebook Of Aurora Theater Shooter Reveals Chilling Plans

AP | By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.28.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public...

Theater Shooter's Lawyers Desperate To Limit Gore, Emotion

AP | By SADIE GURMAN | Posted 05.19.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial are trying hard to keep jurors from knowing the worst details of t...

Insane Or Evil? Trial Fills In Details Of Colorado Movie Gunman

Reuters | Keith Coffman and Daniel Wallis | Posted 05.02.2015 | Crime

(Reuters) - Harrowing accounts from survivors dominated the first week of Colorado's movie theater massacre trial, but amid the tears a much more deta...

Officers Describe Hellish Scene In Theater After Shootings

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.30.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Officers who rushed to the scene of the Colorado theater shooting entered a hellish world of bloody victims, noxious smells...

Jury Selected For Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

AP | Posted 06.14.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A jury was seated Tuesday in the death penalty trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes after a selection process tha...

Father Of Theater Shooting Victim Finds Solace In Officer

AP | Posted 01.22.2015 | Crime

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) -- Ian Sullivan visits his daughter's grave on her birthday every year since a gunman burst into a crowded Colorado movie theate...

Why Is James Holmes' Trial So Delayed?

AP | Posted 12.20.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) -- Defense lawyers acknowledge that James Holmes opened fire on an Aurora movie theater auditorium on July 20, 2012, killing 12 people and...

NRA Uses Gun Violence to Maximize Profits

Harlan Green | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

How can we believe the National Rifle Association opposes gun violence when every mass murder committed with guns is answered by the NRA's call to buy more weapons, which increases their profits?

The Midterm Election in Aurora, Colorado Where My Son Was Shot Must Address Gun Control

Tom Sullivan | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Colorado did the right thing and closed the loophole that made it easy for criminals, convicted domestic abusers, and the seriously mentally ill to buy guns without any questions asked. But we need more from our Congressman on gun violence.

Second Sanity Exam For Theater Shooter Can Be Filmed, Judge Rules

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case says a psychiatrist can video-record the second sanity evaluation of defend...

Judge Rejects Request For More Time From Accused Theater Shooter's Defense

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case pleaded Tuesday for more time so they can interview a psychiatrist ...

Today Marks 2 Years Since Theater Massacre

AP | Posted 07.20.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) -- On July 20, 2012, a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises"...

Theater Shooter's Defense Lawyers Tried To Sway Potential Jurors: DA

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings accused defense lawyers of trying to influence potential jurors when they publicized Jam...