Lawyers for James Holmes are concerned the death penalty sentence delivered in the Boston marathon bombing case could impact the Aurora theater shooting trial.
A video played for jurors in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes includes a dazed-sounding Holmes asking detectives “There weren’t any children hurt, were there?”
Even though we are only a few days in, it is clear that the Aurora Theater Trial is going to affect the Colorado community in deep and profound ways that we are just beginning to understand.
Opening statements ended Monday evening in the trial of the man who opened fire inside the movie theater in Aurora. Both sides focused the jury on the key point of whether James Holmes was sane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 others.
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 prosecutor says James Holmes considered other locations and methods for his attack, including biological warfare, before deciding on a mass shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater.
A judge has started addressing jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial.