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James Holmes Insanity

Colorado Theater Shooting Jury Faces A Nearly Impossible Task

AP | By SADIE GURMAN | Posted 07.13.2015 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — They saw more than 1,500 photographs. They heard more than 250 witnesses. They listened to 10 psychiatrists. They handled three guns. ...

The James Holmes Trial and the Insanity Defense

Adam Banner | Posted 06.01.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

The insanity defense, which dates back to ancient times, is a controversial defense option. In fact, not all 50 states allow an insanity defense, and several of those that do have rejected "not guilty by reason of insanity" in favor of the less-forgiving "guilty but insane."

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...

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...

Holmes' Stoic Behavior In Court At Heart Of Trial

AP | By SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.29.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The courtroom where the Colorado theater shooting trial is unfolding is awash with emotion as survivors recount the horrors...

The James Holmes Trial Starts Monday. Here's What You Need To Know.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

Early in the morning of July 20, 2012, a gunman wearing ballistic gear and carrying an assault weapon, three other guns and gas canisters stormed a so...

What Aurora Shooting Suspect's Trial Could Come Down To

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 12.17.2013 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are battling over what ev...

A Year Later, Aurora Shooting Suspect Remains An Enigma

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.17.2013 | Denver

DENVER — His face was hidden behind a gas mask, and he was costumed from head to toe in a police-style helmet, black cargo pants and black vest....

Hospital: Holmes' Sanity Review Needs More Time

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | Denver

DENVER — A mental hospital says the sanity evaluation of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes will take until mid-September, nearly se...

Thousands Could Be Summoned For Holmes' Jury

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

DENVER -- As many as 3,500 prospective jurors will be summoned when Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes goes on trial, another measure of t...

Holmes' Lawyers Say They Might Drop Insanity Plea

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 06.13.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes say they might withdraw his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity after they 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...

Colorado Theater Shootings Suspect Enters Plea

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 08.04.2013 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A judge accepted James Holmes' long-awaited plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday and ordered him to undergo a me...

James Holmes' Lawyers Say Insanity Defense Law Is Unconstitutional

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2013 | Denver

(Recasts with court hearing) By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 23 (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Colorado movie ...

Aurora Theater Shooting Prosecutors: The Laws Are Clear

AP | Posted 07.15.2013 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings say laws on insanity and the death penalty are constitutional and don't need any of...

Why James Holmes' Insanity Plea Is So Risky

AP | Posted 05.13.2013 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- One of James Holmes' lawyers asked a judge on Monday to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity in the Colorado theat...

Will Colorado Theater 'Shooter' Plead Insanity?

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 05.12.2013 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A bearded and bushy-haired James Holmes sat quietly as a packed courtroom waited Tuesday for a plea that could help shed lig...

Judge Rules Holmes Will Face Trial

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 03.12.2013 | Crime

DENVER — A judge ruled late Thursday that there's enough evidence for James Holmes to face trial on charges that he killed 12 people and injured...

Jailers: Batman Shooting Suspect Is A Spitter

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.26.2012 | Crime

Since being thrown behind bars as the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting, James Holmes has often spit at his jailers, ABC News reports. ...