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Insanity diagnosis challenged at trial

updated: 06/27/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

A defense psychiatrist who found James Holmes was insane when he killed 12 people in a suburban Denver movie theater testified Friday that he made his decision without reviewing all of Holmes' medical records.

State rests in theater-carnage case

updated: 06/20/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial rested Friday, concluding their argument that James Holmes methodically planned and executed the 2012 massacre.

Judge in Colorado theater shooting trial dismisses 2 jurors

posted: 06/09/2015 2:07 p.m. Discuss

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Two jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have been dismissed amid concern that they violated orders not to talk about news reports about the case.

Pre-theater note: ‘Obsession to kill’

posted: 05/27/2015 3:51 a.m. Discuss

The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial heard excerpts Tuesday from a notebook in which defendant James Holmes detailed plans for the shooting and described his “obsession to kill” since childhood.

First witnesses recall '12 theater gunfire

updated: 04/29/2015 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Katie Medley, nine months pregnant and crouching between the seats of a movie theater filling with tear gas, gunfire and screams, looked at her husband Caleb's bloody face and told a friend, "He's dead, he's dead."

Mental state key in theater shooting trial

posted: 04/27/2015 11:16 a.m. Comment 1

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes joined the parents of his victims in line on a gray and drizzly Monday morning before entering the courthouse where lawyers prepared to declare why he should be executed or spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital.

Jury selection starts for killer of 12 Colorado moviegoers

updated: 01/21/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

Theater shooting defendant James Holmes sat quietly and leaned back in his chair in court on Tuesday just hours before the start of the arduous process of choosing the jurors who will decide whether he was sane when he opened fire in a packed Colorado movie theater.

Theater shooting case draws huge pool of prospective jurors

posted: 01/19/2015 9:44 a.m. Comment 1

DENVER — One of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history will be replayed in a Colorado courtroom — but only after an unprecedented jury pool of 9,000 people is winnowed to a handful to decide whether James Holmes was insane when he opened fire in a suburban movie theater.

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

posted: 12/20/2014 11:43 a.m. Comment 1

DENVER — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.

Theater shooting defense lawyers seek trial delay

posted: 12/05/2014 12:06 p.m. Discuss

DENVER — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are requesting another delay in James Holmes' trial, saying they don't have enough time to prepare for the Jan. 20 start date.

Judge in theater shootings won't bar death penalty

posted: 12/04/2014 2:57 p.m. Comment 1

The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case has rejected another attempt by defense lawyers to rule out the death penalty.

Trial in Colorado theater shooting faces another delay

posted: 07/09/2014 12:01 p.m. Discuss

The trial in the Colorado theater shootings case has been delayed again because the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes will take more time than expected.

Space-station Robonaut to get legs

posted: 04/20/2014 4:21 a.m. Discuss


Snowden: Leaks gave society shot at change

posted: 12/24/2013 5:29 a.m. Comments 2

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has accomplished what he set out to do after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies.

Lawyer: Kept away after theater killings

posted: 10/18/2013 3:18 a.m. Discuss

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Defense attorneys weren’t able to speak to James Holmes for at least 12 hours after his arrest in July of 2012 and one testified Thursday that investigators ignored her demand that they not question the Colorado theater shooting suspect about explosives found in his apartment.

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