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James Holmes Trial

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 illn...

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 ...

James Holmes' Dad Saw His Son Make The 'Wide-Eyed Smirk' Before

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.29.2015 | Crime

 CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expression...

Sister Of Colorado Theater Gunman Breaks Down On Witness Stand

Reuters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.27.2015 | Crime

The younger sister of Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes testified at his trial for the first time on Monday, telling jurors who will decid...

James Holmes Verdict Reached: Theater Shooter Found Guilty

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.16.2015 | Crime

James Holmes, the 27-year-old responsible for killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a Colorado movie theater shooting in 2012, was found guilty ...

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...

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 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. ...

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.

Theater Shooting Trial Reveals Strain In Shooter's Family

AP | By SADIE GURMAN | Posted 07.06.2015 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and don't want hi...

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...

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...

Gabriel Arana

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...