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James Holmes Trial

No Doubt Holmes Was Psychotic, Says Defense Expert

AP | By SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.25.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes began presenting their case Thursday by calling a psychiatrist who said...

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...

Holmes Prosecution Rests After Testimony From Mother Of Youngest Victim

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial rested Friday, concluding their argument that James Holmes methodically ...

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...

Psychiatrist: Holmes Never Revealed Murderous Plan

AP | By SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he attacked a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she would have call...

Aurora Theater Shooter Intentionally Hid Details From Therapists

AP | Sadie Gurman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The person closest to the murderous thoughts of James Holmes before he carried out his attack on a Colorado movie theater is...

Theater Shooter's Ex Urged Him To See Therapist

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.11.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Months before James Holmes opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, his ex-girlfriend said she urged him talk to his therap...

Colorado Theater Shooter's Ex-Girlfriend Takes The Stand

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.10.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A former girlfriend of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes testified Wednesday in his death penalty trial that they went ...

Three Jurors Dismissed From James Holmes Trial For Talking

AP | By SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.09.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial dismissed three jurors Tuesday after learning that one was exposed to news...

Gunman Says He Called Crisis Line Before Shootings, Got Disconnected

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.03.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes lingered outside a suburban Denver movie theater for a moment or two, thinking someone at a mental health hotl...

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."

Psychiatrist: Holmes Picked Midnight Movie To Avoid Shooting Kids

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Crime

By Keith Coffman DENVER, June 1 (Reuters) - A psychiatrist testified on Monday that Colorado theater gunman James Holmes chose a midn...

Movie Gunman Wrote Of 'Obsession To Kill' Since Childhood

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 26 (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychi...

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Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Dealers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.27.2015 | Media

Rachel Maddow debuted an Outrage-O-Meter on her show Thursday night, and quickly put it to the test with a story about the ongoing trial of James Holm...

Jury Sees Autopsy Photos Of Movie Theater Shooting Victims

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 21 (Reuters) - Detectives who searched the booby-trapped apartment of Colorado movie massacre...

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...

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

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Crime

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

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...

Police: Holmes Keenly Interested In Shooting's Aftermath

AP | By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.01.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The bodies lay where they fell, sprawled on steps or wedged between rows of seats, surrounded by spent ammunition, scattere...

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...

Survivors Of Colorado Theater Shooting Begin Gruesome Testimony

AP | Posted 04.28.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Katie Medley, nine months pregnant and crouching between the seats of a movie theater filling with tear gas, gunfire and sc...

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...

Will Insanity Defense Save James Holmes?

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.27.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details abo...

Opening Statements Begin In Holmes Trial

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.27.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details abo...