Lawyers for James Holmes have finally entered an official plea in the case: they're going going to mount a "not guilty by reason of insanity" defense, The Denver Post reports.
A judge approved James Holmes's plea of not guilty by insanity on Tuesday, setting off a series of motions that could take months before Holmes will actually go to trial for shooting and killing 12 people and injuring at least 58 others in a movie theater last summer in Aurora, Colorado.
Opponents criticize Wednesday's background check compromise, suggesting it wouldn't have prevented several high profile mass shootings. Indeed, of the 30 incidents since 2003 that we looked at, the new deal would quite possibly only have stopped one.
According to newly released court documents, the shooter's psychiatrist contacted University of Colorado authorities about his having "homicidal thoughts" 38 days before he shot and killed 12 people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
Boldly rejecting a plea deal in a case of mass killing and setting up a showdown on mental health, prosecutors announced Monday they will seek the death penalty against James Holmes for killing 12 people in a movie theater last summer in Aurora, Colorado.
Accusing the Colorado movie theater shooter's defense team of drumming up publicity and seeking a plea deal bargain that takes advantage of his potential insanity, state attorneys prosecuting the movie James Holmes have rejected an offer by his attorneys earlier this week to plead guilty. But it may not work.
Lawyers for the Aurora shooter filed a motion in court Wednesday offering a guilty plea deal — acknowledging that Holmes is willing to spend life in prison without a chance for parole if it means avoiding the death penalty. Whether he can really avoid it will be determined very soon.
The man accused of shooting 70 people in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater last summer was given an automatic not guilty plea in court today, but is holding off on claiming the insanity defense for now.
James Holmes' sanity is already an important issue in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial. And now the alleged shooter's mental health is at question in another lawsuit against his psychiatrist.
A judge has ruled there's sufficient evidence for James Holmes to stand trial for killing 12 people in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this summer.
Preliminary hearings on the legal fate of accused Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes wrapped today, after the revelation of disturbing images from Holmes' cell phone.
New evidence emerging from this week's hearings into the Aurora movie theater shooting paints a chilling picture of the meticulously laid bombs waiting for first responders.
Details are still coming out, but an ugly hostage situation in Aurora, Colorado -- the town where James Holmes opened fire on a crowd at a Dark Knight Rises screening this summer -- ended with at least four people dead Saturday morning.
Cinemark, the company that owns the movie theater in Colorado where James Holmes went on a shooting rampage last July, apparently thought it was a good idea. The families, in a lengthy response, clearly did not.
James Holmes missed a court hearing in his murder case on Wednesday, and it was later revealed that he was sent to the hospital after slamming his head into a jail cell wall.
Adding one more layer of frustration to the Aurora, Colorado massacre, is the fact that accused shooter James Holmes apparently called a University of Colorado switchboard right before the movie theater shooting spree.
As soon as Rush Limbaugh linked Friday's shooting near the Empire State Building with President Barack Obama's policies, he started qualifying the connection as "absurdist," which is the same way he qualified calling Sandra Fluke a slut.
On Thursday the prosecution in the case against alleged Colorado theater shooter James Holmes gave its most detailed picture yet about what was happening in Holmes' life when he allegedly burst into a theater and opened fire on July 20.
Did you hear the one about the professor who might get fired for joking about the Aurora massacre to his class, which included a student whose father was killed in the shooting?
We haven't even finished our coffee this morning and stupid has already found its way into the news cycle by way of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine who told concert-goers in Singapore that the mass murders in Aurora, Colorado and at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin were actually part of President Barack Obama's plan to ramp up support for a gun ban.
William Sylvester, the judge presiding over the criminal case against James Holmes decided on Monday that most of the documents in his case should remain sealed, but he did release some documents, which at least provide a clue to what evidence is going to come into play.
Offering the first hint of a defense strategy in the murder trial accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, defense attorneys said on Thursday their client was mentally ill.
It was the specificity of the threats that made New York police lean on Twitter to turn over the identifying details of a user who said he wanted to shoot up the Longacre Theater, the location where Mike Tyson's one-man show is playing.
Technically the BBC Three documentary, tentatively titled The Batman Shootings, is set to debut one month and three days after the July 20 massacre in Aurora, but that's still very fast.
The newest wrinkle in the Aurora movie theater massacre is bound to elicit even more frustration and anger: According to "sources," alleged shooter James Holmes' psychiatrist warned University of Colorado police about Holmes' behavior weeks before the Aurora shooting.
The Denver Post is reporting that a school psychiatrist referred James Holmes to a campus unit tasked with identify potential threats to public safety in June, just weeks before he murdered 12 people.
The mother of the Aurora shooting's youngest victim, who was also wounded by gunfire, has suffered a miscarriage, adding yet another heartbreaking twist to this horrible story.
That story about the notebook James Holmes supposedly mailed to a psychiatrist, outlining his plans to shoot up the movie theater was a hell of a scoop for Fox News, but now Aurora prosecutors are saying in a court filing that it was probably all a big hoax.
In the wake of the gun control debate raging after the Aurora shooting last week, we hear that Florida will soon have one million people in possession of concealed weapons.
There are a couple of unpleasant stories coming out Friday in the wake of last week's Aurora, Col. mass shooting.
The Denver Post's television critic Joanne Ostrow reported on Thursday that news outlets were paying for exclusive interviews with Aurora victims and witnesses, but the only one she named was Entertainment Tonight, which doesn't appear to have gotten much for its supposed money.
The Aurora theater shooting has spurred new debates about gun control laws in America, but could it also play a role in the ongoing health care debate?
Fox News is getting some attention for a bombshell report about a notebook supposedly sent to a University of Colorado psychiatrist that may outline Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes' plans for a massacre at a movie theater, but at least one local news organization, Denver's alt-weekly Westword, has doubts.
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While the images from James Holmes' court appearance, and his mugshot, were naturally plastered on papers throughout America, the international press also took notice.
An FBI expert's comparison of Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes' booby-trapped apartment to a "house bomb" refers to a technique popularized by Iraqi insurgents in the Diyala Province but apparently never before used in the United States.
As we settle into the blurry and at times confusing aftermath of the Aurora tragedy, there's some good news of good will today as it's being reported that Warner Bros. is making a sizeable lump sum donation to charities caring for the victims of the shooting spree.
The aftermath of the Aurora movie theater shooting has seen more disturbing incidents related to screenings of The Dark Knight Rises, including the arrest of a man in Maine who told police he was on his way to kill his ex-boss after seeing the movie.
ABC News is standing by a Friday story in which it reported that James Holmes' mother identified him as the likely culprit in the Aurora shooting, after she contradicted that report earlier on Monday.
Wikipedia data shows that one of the first questions people had upon learning of Friday's shooting in Aurora, Colorado, was: what's that state's death penalty policy?
In the wake of last week's mass killing in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, along with discussions of what went wrong, there's a growing debate as to how the media should handle these sorts of news stories.
After a couple weeks of talking about nothing but Bain Capital, the presidential campaign has hit a reset. Mitt Romney is getting ready for a trip abroad, while President Obama is in post-tragedy mode, visiting with the families of the victims of the Aurora shooting. The candidates have paused their harshest attacks on each other, but their campaigns haven't.
On the first of what will likely be many appearances in an Arapahoe County courthouse, alleged Auroro, Colorado shooter James Holmes sported dyed orange-red hair and said nothing.
Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti might have just taken home our Monday morning honors for having the tackiest political event in light of the Aurora massacre, with his $30 per-person Dark Knight fundraiser in Florida tonight.
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One thing that still continues to shock about Friday's massacre in Colorado is that the suspect, James Holmes, apparently bought his equipment legally, including 6,000 rounds of ammunition and a 100-round magazine.
The shootings in Aurora, Colorado are impacting Gangster Squad, the upcoming Warner Bros. release featuring Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn.
The 12 victims of Friday morning's movie theater shooting were honored at prayer vigil last night, as their families and survivors received a visit from President Obama
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