James Holmes


Tue March 11, 2014
Mental Health

Future Unclear, Colorado's Mental Health Initiative Is Stalled By Suit

A plan for mental health, called "Strengthening Colorado’s Mental Health System: A Plan to Safeguard All Coloradans," was announced by Gov. Hickenlooper, Dec. 18, 2012.

Tom Sullivan knows the value of getting treatment for mental health problems. His son Alex was killed in the Aurora theater massacre in 2012, the victim of a man who seemed to think he was the Joker in a Batman movie.

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Sat July 20, 2013
The Two-Way

A Year After Aurora Shooting, Alleged Shooter's Case Drags On

Stephen Barton attends a memorial for the victims of the 2012 Aurora mass shooting held at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora on Friday.
Thomas Cooper Getty Images

One year ago, a hail of gunfire interrupted a midnight screening of the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., sending theatergoers scrambling for cover. Twelve people were killed and 70 others wounded in the mass shooting.

The city of Aurora on Saturday was holding a day of remembrance to honor the victims, beginning with a community gathering on the lawn outside the city's municipal center. Also planned was a short ceremony of songs and prayers and remarks by Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Colorado Gov. John Hicklenlooper.

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Fri July 19, 2013
Around the Nation

A Year After Colo. Shooting, Trial Still Far Off



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Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Accepts James Holmes' Insanity Plea In Colo. Shootings

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 11:14 am

James Holmes in a photo from the Arapahoe County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office.

The judge presiding over the case of James Holmes, who is accused of a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, has accepted a not guilty plea by reason of insanity.

This sets the table for a potentially lengthy mental examination of Holmes. The AP reports:

"The next step is an evaluation of Holmes by state doctors to determine whether he was insane at the time of the shootings. That could take months.

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Tue May 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Colorado Theater Shooting Suspect Will Enter Insanity Plea

In a court filing today, lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes said he intended to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Holmes will enter the plea, the court filing says, during a hearing on May 13.

Holmes is accused of opening fire in a crowded Aurora, Colo. movie theater, killing 12 people and injuring 70.

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