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Survivors Testify in Aurora Theater Shooting Trial: 'I Told Him I Would Take Care of Our Baby If He Didn't Make It'

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Survivors Testify in Aurora Theater Shooting Trial: 'I Told Him I Would Take Care of Our Baby If He Didn't Make It'

Originally posted 05/01/2015 09:50AM

Even sitting in the back of a squad car, James Holmes couldn't help but lean forward to look out the window as first responders treated the victims from the theater he'd opened fire on, killing 12 and injuring 70 more.

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Aurora Theater Shooting: Was James Holmes Insane When He Killed 12 People?

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Aurora Theater Shooting: Was James Holmes Insane When He Killed 12 People?

Originally posted 04/28/2015 01:00AM

This much is uncontested: James Holmes opened fire in a crowded movie theater in July 2012. By the time his shooting spree was over, he had killed 12 people and injured 70 more.

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Jury Seated in Trial of Accused Colorado Theater Shooter James Holmes

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Jury Seated in Trial of Accused Colorado Theater Shooter James Holmes

Originally posted 04/15/2015 11:15AM

A jury will decide the fate of James Holmes, the man accused of opening fire in a Colorado movie theater in 2012.

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Aurora Theater Shooting: Juror Dismissed in James Holmes Trial After Tearing Her Hair Out

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Aurora Theater Shooting: Juror Dismissed in James Holmes Trial After Tearing Her Hair Out

Originally posted 02/04/2015 11:10AM

A prospective juror was dismissed in the James Holmes trial on Tuesday after she fell to the ground in tears and tore her hair out.

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Parents of Accused Colorado Theater Shooter: 'Our Son Is Not a Monster'

Parents of Accused Colorado Theater Shooter Ask That He Be Sentenced to Life

Originally posted 12/19/2014 03:45PM

The parents of James Holmes, who stands accused of opening fire inside an Aurora, Colorado, theater two years ago killing 12 people, say their son is mentally ill and deserving of institutional care, not a murder trial that could result in his execution.

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James Holmes Asks for Change of Venue in Aurora Shooting Trial

James Holmes Asks for Change of Venue in Aurora Shooting Trial

Originally posted 04/08/2014 02:35PM

Lawyers for the man accused of murdering 12 people in a Colorado movie theater in 2012 have requested that his trial, scheduled for October in Arapahoe County, be moved to a more neutral location.

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Judge Accepts Aurora Shooter's Plea of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Judge Accepts James Holmes's Plea of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Originally posted 06/04/2013 12:25PM

A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes's plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater-shooting suspect.

Holmes is accused of opening fire in a packed Denver-area movie theater last summer, killing 12 people and injuring 70. He is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

The mental evaluation could take months.

Holmes's lawyers repeatedly have said he is mentally ill, but they delayed the insanity plea while arguing state laws were unconstitutional. They said the laws could hobble the defense if Holmes's case should ever reach the phase where the jury decides if he should be executed.

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James Holmes to Plead Insanity in Aurora Theater Massacre

James Holmes to Plead Insanity in Aurora Theater Massacre

Originally posted 05/07/2013 06:50PM

The man accused in the deadly Colorado theater shootings wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, his lawyers said Tuesday.

Attorneys for James Holmes said in a court filing they plan to formally ask for the change of plea at a May 13 hearing.

The insanity plea was widely expected given the compelling evidence against Holmes, who is accused of opening fire July 20 in a crowded theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Twelve people were killed and 70 injured.

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Aurora Shooter Should Face Death Penalty, Prosecutors Say

Aurora Shooter Should Face Death Penalty, Prosecutors Say

Originally posted 04/01/2013 12:15PM

Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against the man accused in last year's movie theater attack that killed 12, wounded 70 and spurred new gun control laws in Colorado.

The much-anticipated disclosure came Monday in a court hearing held four days after prosecutors publicly rejected an offer by James Holmes's attorneys that the former neuroscience graduate student would plead guilty to avoid execution.

Prosecutors had said the defense proposal wasn't a valid plea-bargain offer, although they could still agree to a plea before the case goes to trial.

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Aurora Shooting Suspect Offers Guilty Plea to Avoid Death Penalty

James Holmes Offers to Plead Guilty in Aurora Massacre

Originally posted 03/27/2013 06:00PM

Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes said Wednesday he would plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty.

The offer comes just days before the prosecution was set to announce whether they would seek to have Holmes put to death for the attack that killed 12 people and injured 70.

Prosecutors wouldn't say Wednesday whether they'd go along with a plea deal, and likely will consult with victims of the Aurora massacre and their families before deciding whether to accept the offer.

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