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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."

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.

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