Expert Sought For Colorado Mental Hospital OversightA judge is being asked to appoint a specialist to help ensure that the state hospital at Pueblo promptly determines whether a backlog of criminal defendants are mentally competent to stand trial.
Colorado, Advocates Back In Court Over Jail Mental HealthA Colorado advocacy group said Friday that the state's mental health agency has failed to comply with a federal court settlement aimed at ensuring people do not spend months in county jails awaiting treatment of issues preventing their criminal cases from proceeding.
Judge: Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter Still IncompetentA Colorado judge says a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent.
Under-Staffed Colorado Hospital Lifts 'No-Breaks' MessageState officials say a "no-breaks" message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked.
Colorado Mental Health Institute Passes InspectionThe Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo is no longer in "immediate jeopardy" of losing federal Medicare funding.
Ruling: Man Who Pushed Snowboarder Off Chairlift Insane, Not Guilty A man who pushed a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Mental Health Experts: More Time Needed To Examine Richard KirkThe state mental hospital says it needs more time to examine a Denver man, accused of eating marijuana-infused candy he bought at a legal pot shop and then killing his wife.
Planned Parenthood Gunman Not Competent To Stand TrialA judge ruled Wednesday that the man who acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic is not mentally competent to continue with his criminal case.
Group: Colorado Inmates Languish In Jail Without Mental CareAn advocacy group says at least 100 inmates are languishing in local jails without mental health evaluations or treatment because officials are refusing to quickly admit them to the state mental hospital.
Doctor: Man Accused Of Killing Wife Was Delirious From PotA Colorado man accused of killing his wife after eating marijuana-infused candy he bought at a legal pot shop was experiencing psychotic-like symptoms due to the drug, a doctor wrote in recently filed court documents.
Group: Colorado Inmates Languishing Without Mental Evaluations, CareColorado inmates are languishing in local jails without mental health evaluations or mental health care because the state hospital is short-staffed, an advocacy group charged Tuesday.
A Look At Insanity Law At Heart Of Theater Shooting TrialJurors in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial must decide whether James Holmes met the state's legal definition of insanity when he opened fire on a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
Alzheimer's Patient Won't Be Charged In KillingProsecutors say they will not file criminal charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in Lakewood.
Theater Sooting: Some Murder Defendants Get Freedom After Insanity VerdictAn Associated Press review shows 25 Coloradans have been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity since 1998, and more than half of them are free to live away from the state hospital - some with limited or no supervision.
Judge Sets Dates For Holmes Mental RecordsThe judge in the Colorado theater shootings says a mental hospital and a university must turn over their mental health records on defendant James Holmes on Sept. 30.