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Colorado Theater Shooting

Haunting Theater Shooting Evidence Photos Released

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.11.2015 | Crime

The Colorado District Attorney's office this week released a trove of photos, videos and other evidence from the trial of theater shooter James Holmes...

Victim's Daughter: Family 'Broken' By Colorado Movie Shooter

Reuters | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.06.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug 5 (Reuters) - The teenage daughter of a Colorado movie rampage victim broke down repeatedly on Wednesday as she described how s...

Father Of Theater Shooting Victim Now Sits In Son's Row At Movies

Reuters | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.04.2015 | Crime

Tom Sullivan of Aurora, Colorado, said his murdered son Alex was his best friend and "every father's dream," and told jurors on Tuesday he often retur...

Jury Moves Closer To Death Penalty In James Holmes Trial

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.03.2015 | Crime

After less than three hours of weighing whether James Holmes' particular circumstances warrant saving his life, the jury in the trial for the Colorado...

James Holmes Defense Make Final Appeal For Mercy

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his s...

Wrestling With The Notion Of A Good God

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.30.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

As a child, I was taught that God was and is love. When I watched white police officers and firefighters spraying black people with fire hoses and setting vicious dogs on them, I can remember my mother saying, without batting an eye, "We are to forgive them, Susan."

To the Parents of James Holmes

Liza Long | Posted 07.17.2016 | Crime
Liza Long

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, I was also able to connect with a passionate community of mental health advocates. Eight of these mothers, all powerful advocates in their own right, wrote letters to Robert and Arlene Holmes. Here is some of what they shared.

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 reason of ...

Key Moments In The James Holmes Trial

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.16.2015 | Crime

The trial lasted 47 days, involved more than 250 witnesses and 1,500 photographs, and leaves a jury of 12 (winnowed down from a pool of 9,000 prospect...

Colorado Movie Gunman Wrote Of 'Obsession To Kill' Since Childhood

Reuters | Keith Coffman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 26 (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychiatrist prior to opening fire in a s...

Should We Be Blaming the Aurora Theater Shooter's Parents?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2016 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

When inexplicable tragedies happen, we seek to find an avenue for blame. If we can establish blame, we can establish cause. If we can establish cause, then, maybe, we can find a way to keep it from happening again.

Holmes' Lawyers Object To Testimony That's Too 'Upsetting'

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2016 | Crime

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 11 (Reuters) - Lawyers trying to avoid the death penalty for Colorado movie massacre gunman Ja...

Jury Selection Begins In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | Crime

(Adds details on Holmes' appearance) By Keith Coffman and Daniel Wallis CENTENNIAL, Co., Jan 20 (Reuters) - A judge in C...

Colorado Theater Shooting Attorneys Back In Court

Associated Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court for the last scheduled hearing before jury selection...

Accused Aurora Gunman Deemed Mentally Competent For Trial

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2014 | Crime

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The former graduate student accused of gunning down scores of patrons in a Colorado movie ...

Colorado Gun Group Raffling Same Type Of Weapon Used In Aurora Theater Shooting

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

A group backing the recall of state lawmakers who support gun control is auctioning off an AR-15, the same type of gun used in the 2012 movie theater ...

James Holmes Helped Police Defuse Bombs At His Apartment

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime

Aurora police officers testified in court Thursday that theater shooting suspect James Holmes helped the officers to diffuse explosives that Holmes ha...

Bomb Techs Explain Why They Searched Holmes' Car

Posted 10.16.2013 | Crime

Police officials testified on Wednesday that the concern about whether or not explosives were inside Aurora theater shooting suspect James Homes' car ...

James Holmes' Browser History Search Reveals Surprising Find

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.14.2013 | Crime

A forensic detective says that the term "rational insanity" was found in the web browser search history of a computer belonging to Colorado theater sh...

James Holmes' Dating Profiles Asked To Be Thrown Out By Defense

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.07.2013 | Crime

James Holmes' attorneys will begin arguments this week that some evidence gathered after the Colorado theater shooting took place was in violation of ...

James Holmes' Attorneys Want Public Access To Shooting Case Restricted

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.27.2013 | Crime

Attorneys for suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes have filed a motion to keep more information about the case secret from the public. Hol...

Secret James Holmes Mental Health Report Completed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.09.2013 | Crime

DENVER -- A report detailing the mental health of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has been completed and sent to the court, according t...

Fox Reporter Hearing Delayed In Colorado Theater Shooting Case

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Media

A Colorado judge postponed a hearing for Fox News reporter Jana Winter, who may have to reveal her sources regarding a story she wrote about the conte...

Judge Orders Hearing On Graphic Crime Scene Images In Holmes Trial

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, July 8 (Reuters) - The Colorado judge presiding over the murder case of accused theater gunman James Holmes s...

Judge Accepts Theater Shooting Suspect's Plea

Posted 08.04.2013 | Crime

BY DAN ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A judge on Tuesday accepted James' Holmes plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, sett...