Aurora theater shooter James Holmes told a psychiatrist who treated him months after the attack that he was in jail because “I took the blood that wasn’t mine to take, and it was unfair, and I was selfish.”
A defense psychiatrist who found James Holmes was insane when he killed 12 people in an attack on a suburban Denver movie theater testified Friday that he made his decision without reviewing all of his medical records and after only watching a fraction of hours of interviews with a court-appointed doctor who came to the opposite conclusion.
A psychiatrist took the stand on Thursday to discuss his sessions with the Aurora theater shooting gunman. During his testimony, a defense attorney challenged the doctor about whether he did enough to diagnose and treat James Holmes before the attack.
Defense attorneys for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes want to severely limit the testimony of a woman who was paralyzed, suffered a miscarriage, and whose 6-year-old daughter died in the attack.
Another important witness took the stand late Wednesday afternoon in the Aurora theater shooting trial. It was a second University of Colorado psychiatrist who treated defendant James Holmes.
She is considered one of the most important witnesses to take the stand in the Aurora theater shooting trial; Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist who treated James Holmes in the months leading up to the deadly shooting, testified on Tuesday.
The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before his Colorado movie theater attack said Tuesday that he had talked of homicidal thoughts, but never revealed any specific targets, plans or coherent reasons for carrying them out.
Months before James Holmes opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, his ex-girlfriend said she asked him to see a therapist after he mentioned having thoughts about killing people, but his thoughts “seemed very philosophical” and not a concrete threat.
A former girlfriend of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes testified Wednesday in his death penalty trial that they went to a horror film festival on their first date and she broke things off a few months later.
A judge’s decision to dismiss three jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial after learning they had been exposed to news reports about the case shows how hard it is to protect jurors from the vast coverage of the trial, which includes a barrage of social media.