An assistant state attorney general has been appointed to the team prosecuting James Holmes in the Colorado theater shootings.
Days after a gunman entered a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 moviegoers and injuring 70 others, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado health officials began talking about revamping a state mental health system that had been devastated by budget cuts.
Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings say laws on insanity and the death penalty are constitutional and don’t need any of the explanations requested by the defense.
Court documents say prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings have listed about 3,500 potential witnesses they could call during the trial of defendant James Holmes.
Lawyers for the Colorado theater shooting suspect told a judge Monday he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, but the judge won’t rule on whether to allow that yet.
One of James Holmes’ lawyers asked a judge on Monday to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity in the Colorado theater shootings.
The legal course in the Aurora theater shooting criminal case will change drastically on Monday. That’s when James Holmes is expected to change his plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity.
Connecticut officials are setting aside millions of dollars to address backlogs in background checks that have soared into the thousands since the December school shooting in the state, which is one of several struggling with bottlenecks as people rush to buy guns ahead of new restrictions.
The trial of the former grad student charged in the deadly Colorado movie theater shootings will likely be delayed weeks or months because he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.
The most highly publicized insanity plea in Colorado’s recent history should get all of us, including our lawmakers, talking more about mental health in our community, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.
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