The first week of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes’ defense case has provided new details about his mental state around the time he killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a packed midnight movie premiere.
Attorneys for Aurora theater shooter James Holmes are showing video footage of him looking sullen and dazed after the attack in their effort to show he was insane.
The judge faces daily difficulty in balancing the raw emotion of the theater shooting trial with the need to be dispassionate.
A defense psychiatrist who found James Holmes was insane when he killed 12 people in an attack on a suburban Denver movie theater testified Friday that he made his decision without reviewing all of his medical records and after only watching a fraction of hours of interviews with a court-appointed doctor who came to the opposite conclusion.
Defense attorneys for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes are preparing to open their case Thursday with witnesses they hope can illustrate the severity of his mental illness at the time of the attack.
Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial rested Friday, concluding their argument that James Holmes methodically planned and executed the 2012 massacre in a case that relied heavily on victims’ recollections of the carnage he inflicted inside the darkened cinema.
The prosecution wrapped up in the Aurora theater shooting trial on Friday afternoon. CBS4’s legal analyst reflected on the events of the past eight weeks and looked ahead to what can be expected next in the trial.
The prosecution in the Colorado theater shooting trial has rested after aiming to show James Holmes planned and carried out the massacre while knowing it was wrong.
Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial were wrapping up their case Friday against James Holmes after eight weeks of testimony in which they sought to show that the former neuroscience student meticulously planned and carried out the 2012 massacre while knowing it was wrong.
A psychiatrist took the stand on Thursday to discuss his sessions with the Aurora theater shooting gunman. During his testimony, a defense attorney challenged the doctor about whether he did enough to diagnose and treat James Holmes before the attack.