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.”
A public defender says James Holmes was insane when he opened fire in a crowded Colorado movie theater in 2012.
A new dispute surfaced at the embattled Denver VA Medical Center Thursday when a veteran who has been charged with disorderly conduct said a doctor asked him to sign a document promising he wouldn’t contact members of Congress or news organizations.
One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.
Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shootings are attacking the reliability of firearms analysis, saying it’s subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy.
Jury selection in the Colorado theater shootings case will be open to the public and the news media, the judge said Wednesday.