They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and who don’t want him to die.
A mental health professional who was doing therapy with James Holmes before he carried out his deadly attack on an Aurora movie theater is expected to testify Tuesday.
Another state-appointed psychiatrist testified Monday that Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was mentally ill at the time of the deadly attack but still knew it was wrong.
Another state-appointed psychiatrist who determined that Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was sane at the time of the attack was testifying Monday at the death penalty trial.
Prosecutors in the Aurora theater shooting are steadily moving toward the heart of their case: the testimony of two court-appointed doctors expected to say James Holmes was sane when he opened fire on a packed midnight showing of a Batman movie.
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.