Carlos A. Samour Jr.
A public defender says James Holmes was insane when he opened fire in a crowded Colorado movie theater in 2012.
A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting.
The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys’ longstanding request to move the trial to another county.
Prospective jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case were asked in a 75-question survey about whether they had experienced mental illness and their views on the death penalty.
A jury was seated Tuesday in the death penalty trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes after a selection process that experts say was among the largest and most complicated in U.S. history.
The months-long process of selecting a jury in the Colorado theater shooting case is nearing its end, the judge said as the pool of prospective jurors, once numbering 9,000, was reduced to 93 on Monday.
Jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case is winding down as prosecutors and defense attorneys finish individually questioning candidates about their views on the death penalty and mental illness.
Opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting case have been set for April 27 – at least a month earlier than expected in the death penalty case.
Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case have again asked a judge to move the trial, saying most prospective jurors believe defendant James Holmes is guilty and can’t set their opinions aside.
The process of assembling a jury to try James Holmes in the Colorado theater shooting that left 12 people dead and injured 70 has had moments ranging from the mundane to the surreal.