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Lester Vann Waters Jr. and Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Competency Hearing Scheduled For Colorado Man In Teacher Death Case

A Montana judge has scheduled a two-day competency hearing to determine if a Colorado man charged with killing a high school teacher is fit for trial.

02/05/2014

Sir Mario Owens, left, and engaged couple Vivian Wolfe and Javad Marshall-Fields (credit: CBS)

Motion To Unseal Files In Sir Mario Owens’ Death Penalty Case

Media organizations have asked a judge to unseal court files in a Colorado death penalty case.

01/31/2014

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Holmes Defense To Take Reporter To Supreme Court

Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people at a Colorado movie theater say they’ll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to require a Fox News reporter to reveal the confidential sources she used in a story about defendant James Holmes.

01/31/2014

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Victims Attend Colorado Theater Shooting Hearing

Lawyers in the Colorado theater shooting case are back in court for a hearing on whether crime scene reconstruction experts should be allowed to testify at his trial.

01/31/2014

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Federal Court Rejects Appeal In 1995 Colorado Murder Case

A man who had his death sentence overturned in a 1995 murder case has lost his appeal to a federal court to review his life sentence.

01/30/2014

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Judge Limits What Holmes Jury Is Told Of Execution

The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says jurors will be informed that the state executes prisoners by lethal injection, but will be told nothing else about how the death penalty is carried out.

01/29/2014

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Lawyers Arguing 2nd Sanity Evaluation For Holmes

Lawyers in the Colorado theater shooting case are back in court for a closed hearing centering on defendant James Holmes’ sanity.

01/27/2014

File photo of James Holmes. (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Death Penalty’s Impact Off-Limits In Holmes Trial

The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says lawyers for defendant James Holmes won’t be able to present any evidence about how his family would be affected if he’s convicted and sentenced to die.

01/23/2014

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Holmes Lawyers Don’t Have To Tip Hand On Arguments

The judge in the Colorado theater shootings says lawyers for defendant James Holmes don’t have to tell prosecutors in advance what some of their arguments would be during the sentencing phase of his trial if he’s convicted.

01/15/2014

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Holmes Statement On Bombs Can Be Used In Trial

The judge in the Colorado theater shootings says most of the things defendant James Holmes told investigators about explosives found in his apartment can be used against him, even though he was denied access to an attorney at the time.

01/09/2014

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