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Files detail Colorado killer's warning signs

updated: 09/03/2015 3:51 a.m. Comment 1

More than a month before James Holmes opened fire on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science.

Book thrown at theater shooter

posted: 08/27/2015 5:16 a.m. Discuss

The man who unleashed a murderous attack on a packed Colorado movie theater was ordered Wednesday to serve life in prison without parole plus 3,318 years -- the maximum allowed by law -- before the judge told deputies, "Get the defendant out of my courtroom, please."

Juror's no to death for Holmes called singular

updated: 08/15/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A jury's refusal to sentence Colorado theater shooter James Holmes to die doesn't mean the public is growing wary of capital punishment, because only one juror blocked his execution, the lead prosecutor said Friday.

Holmes gets life term after jury fails to agree on execution

posted: 08/07/2015 6:45 p.m. Discuss

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree Friday on whether he should get the death penalty for his murderous attack on a packed movie premiere.

Theater shooting jurors hear grieving dad

posted: 08/05/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorado theater where his son was murdered.

Theater gunman's jury rejects insanity defense

posted: 08/04/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Jurors on Monday moved a step closer to sentencing James Holmes to death for his attack on a Colorado movie theater, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.

Gunman's mother tearfully describes talk with therapist

updated: 07/30/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday that she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater.

'12 theater gunman guilty of 165 counts

updated: 07/17/2015 4:04 a.m. Discuss

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the 2012 attack on moviegoers at a midnight premiere after jurors rejected defense arguments that the 27-year-old was insane at the time and driven to murder by delusions.

Jury finds Colorado theater shooter guilty of murder

updated: 07/16/2015 5:21 p.m. Comments 3

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere, rejecting defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions.

The nation in brief

updated: 07/11/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

House GOP works on tiding over roads WASHINGTON -- With money for roads and bridges running out, House Republicans are working on a package to extend highway funding through the end of the year, a top GOP congressman said Friday.

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."




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