Aurora Movie Shooting
An Associated Press review shows 25 Coloradans have been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity since 1998, and more than half of them are free to live away from the state hospital – some with limited or no supervision.
Jury selection in the trial of the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in an attack on a Colorado movie theater is set to begin, with the first of 9,000 prospective jurors reporting to court on Tuesday.
George Brauchler is overseeing the closely-watched prosecution of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, and his hands-on style and speculation about his political ambitions have intensified the spotlight on his office.
If James Holmes is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the Colorado theater massacre, he would be committed indefinitely to the state mental hospital and could — in theory, at least — be released someday.
The judge overseeing the Aurora theater shooting case is refusing to delay the trial despite defense attorneys’ requests for more time.
Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are arguing over whether videos of James Holmes’ volunteer work as a teenager can be shown during sentencing if he is convicted.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are accusing each other of withholding key information again, just weeks before the trial is set to begin.
Twelve potential jurors in the Aurora theater shooting case have been excused because they are prosecution witnesses, and another was dismissed because she works for the district attorney’s office.
The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case said Tuesday he will let prosecutors show some photos of the bloody crime scene and the shooter’s apartment but not others.
The parents of James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared if he is convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others after opening fire in an Aurora movie theater.