Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere after jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions.
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.
Jury selection in the Aurora Theater Shooting trial has entered its second phase as attorneys began questioning potential jurors individually.
As one murder case with an insanity plea central to the defense concludes, another more high-profile one is lurching along.
Records from two dating websites where Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes asked “Will you visit me in prison?” can be used as evidence in his trial, the judge ruled Thursday.
The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case agreed on Tuesday to give the state mental hospital until mid-September to complete an examination of James Holmes.
The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has rejected a request by defense attorneys to attend the suspect’s court-ordered psychiatric examination.
The judge in the Colorado theater shootings has rejected arguments by defense lawyers that state laws on insanity and the death penalty violate the Constitution.
Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes asked a judge Thursday to clear away their legal questions so Holmes can plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
When we finally get to the trial stage of the Aurora tragedy, all of us will be forced to examine how we feel about how our justice system defines and treats the criminally insane. Answering that question may be harder than we think.