Aurora Movie Shooting
A woman who yelled “Don’t kill him! Don’t kill him!” just as jurors were to begin considering whether Colorado theater shooter James Holmes’ mental illness might be a reason to spare him from the death penalty was sentenced Thursday to three weeks in jail for contempt of court.
Defense attorneys for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday for the Aurora movie theater shooter, urging jurors to consider his mental illness in his sentencing.
He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye.
The mother of the Aurora theater gunman says she didn’t realize her son’s silence turned out to be his “cry for help.”
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 Aurora movie theater.
“Not a violent person” until the attack on the Aurora theater — that’s how James Holmes’ father described his son as he finished his testimony Wednesday morning.
James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, but his father didn’t suspect at the time that he was descending into mental illness.
The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes says he noticed his son had an odd facial expression about seven months before the attack, and he was reminded of it later when he saw his son’s mug shot.
The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes said Tuesday that he didn’t know his son suffered from mental illness before he attacked the audience at a Batman movie, killing 12 people three years ago.
The younger sister of the Aurora theater gunman took the witness stand on Monday and talked about their childhood, which she described as pretty much idyllic.