Colorado Mental Health Institute
Colorado inmates are languishing in local jails without mental health evaluations or mental health care because the state hospital is short-staffed, an advocacy group charged Tuesday.
Jurors in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial must decide whether James Holmes met the state’s legal definition of insanity when he opened fire on a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer’s patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in Lakewood.
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.
The judge in the Colorado theater shootings says a mental hospital and a university must turn over their mental health records on defendant James Holmes on Sept. 30.
The sanity evaluation of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes probably will be conducted by a psychiatrist and two psychologists, the state hospital chief said in a letter released Tuesday.
James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student accused of the deadly Colorado movie theater shootings, is headed to the state mental hospital for an evaluation of his sanity.
Defense attorneys for Bret Thompson want the kidnapping and sexual assault case against him to be dismissed.
A 10-year-old girl who was kidnapped from a Denver neighborhood in 2011 told a courtroom on Tuesday that she was forced to undress and was sexually assaulted during the incident.
Two patients at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo have been taken to a hospital.