Insanity defense

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

Theater shooting trial postponed over sanity issue

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case on Thursday indefinitely postponed the trial of James Holmes so attorneys can argue whether he should undergo further psychiatric evaluation. Holmes’ trial had […]

11/21/2013

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

FBI found 4 explosives in Holmes’ apartment

  CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Three FBI experts say they found four types of explosives and other chemicals when they tested items found in Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes’ apartment. The experts testified Tuesday […]

10/22/2013

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

Holmes jury selection, trial may take 8 months

  DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says it could take up to three months to pick a jury and up to five months to conduct the trial of defendant […]

10/09/2013

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

Prosecutors get Holmes’ mental health records

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings received defendant James Holmes’ mental health records from the state hospital and the University of Colorado on Monday. The records, sealed in six manila envelopes, […]

10/07/2013

Plea deal for suspected potty peeper in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of emerging from a Colorado portable toilet covered in feces has pleaded guilty to two burglary counts and attempted unlawful sexual contact. Luke Chrisco was arrested in 2011 […]

07/09/2013

Pushed to death

Homeless woman found insane in LA pushing death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury decided Thursday that a homeless Los Angeles woman was legally insane when she pushed an 84-year-old woman from a train platform to her death. A jury delivered its verdict […]

06/20/2013

James Holmes (AP Photo)

Holmes’ insanity plea holds risks for both sides

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Changing his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity is seen as James Holmes’ best hope of avoiding the death penalty. His lawyers have avoided taking the step, though, because […]

05/13/2013

James Holmes

Survivors to wed on anniversary of Colorado shootings

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A young couple who survived the Aurora theater shootings have scheduled their wedding for the anniversary of the tragedy. Eugene Han and Kirstin Davis told KMGH-TV in a story Tuesday that […]

05/08/2013

James Holmes (AP Photo)

Colorado shootings suspect to enter insanity plea

DENVER (AP) — 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 […]

05/07/2013

James Holmes (AP Photo)

Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

DENVER (AP) — 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.

03/27/2013

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