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James Holmes Trial

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 theate...

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...

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...

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 expressions, but his fath...

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 decide ...

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 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 Shooter's Urge to Kill Could Set Him Free

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.07.2016 | 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 07.02.2016 | Crime

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

The James Holmes Trial and the Insanity Defense

Adam Banner | Posted 06.01.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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 | 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 05.21.2016 | Crime

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

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...

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...

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...

Prosecutors Oppose Moving Theater Shooting Trial

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Crime

By Keith Coffman DENVER, March 30 (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Colorado cinema massacre case oppose a request by lawyers defending ...

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...

The State of Colorado vs. James Holmes: Why the Death Penalty?

Dr. Xavier Amador | Posted 03.14.2015 | Denver
Dr. Xavier Amador

I don't know the details of James Holmes' state of mind at the time of the tragic shootings, but I do know there is an evolving standard of decency in this country when it comes to exposing seriously mentally ill citizens to the death penalty.

Accused Cinema Gunman's Lawyers Want Second Sanity Exam Barred

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Defense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a second court-ordered sanity ...