Attorneys for James Holmes will open their case Thursday, offering a less emotional and more clinical assessment of the Aurora theater shooter.
Defense lawyers are highlighting comments made by Colorado theater shooter James Holmes to a court-appointed psychiatrist that appear to show his thinking was irrational.
Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial face new challenges as they try to counter 22 hours of sometimes chilling video of James Holmes talking in a flat, mechanical tone about killing strangers to increase his self-worth.
The Aurora theater shooting gunman’s notebook was entered into evidence in the theater shooting trial on Tuesday and released to the public on Wednesday. It provides new insight in the mind of James Holmes.
The jury in the Aurora theater shooting trial heard excerpts Tuesday from a notebook in which defendant James Holmes detailed plans for the shooting and described his “obsession to kill” since childhood.
James Holmes seemed keenly interested in the aftermath of his attack on a Aurora theater, peering out the window of a squad car as badly injured victims were being treated nearby, police officers testified Thursday.
The courtroom where the Colorado theater shooting trial is unfolding is awash with emotion as survivors recount the horrors of dodging gunfire and stumbling over loved ones’ bodies as they fled.
Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury as lawyers revealed many more details about his conversion from a promising grad student to a gunman capable of opening fire on hundreds of unsuspecting moviegoers.
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.
James Holmes’ defense attorney, Daniel King, says his client “now regrets what took place in the theater.”