Explosives found in Colorado shooter's home

2013-10-23 10:57

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.

Holmes case: Insanity pleas constitutional

2013-05-30 11:02

A US judge has ruled that Colorado's laws on insanity pleas are constitutional, resolving a legal challenge ahead of accused Aurora cinema shooter James Holmes's expected plea.

US cinema shooter to plea insanity

2013-05-13 17:06

The suspect in the deadly Colorado cinema shootings, plans to ask a judge to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, a move that may be his best hope of avoiding the death penalty.

Holmes offers guilty plea

2013-03-28 08:13

Lawyers for Colorado cinema shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to have him plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty.

Judge OKs 'truth serum' for Holmes

2013-03-12 12:01

The defendant in a Colorado cinema massacre could be given "truth serum" under a court order issued to help determine whether he is insane if he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity.

Psychiatrist sued over US cinema attack

2013-01-17 08:01

The widow of a victim of the US theatre massacre is suing a psychiatrist for failing to have the alleged shooter arrested, despite him having "fantasised about killing a lot of people".

Holmes took self-portraits before attack

2013-01-09 22:34

James Holmes used a cellphone to take self-portraits the night that police say he shot up a Colorado cinema last year.

Police choke up recalling US cinema attack

2013-01-08 10:32

Police have described grim scenes after the Colorado cinema shooting including blood "sloshing" in a car taking victims to hospital, while the gunman was strangely "out of it" when arrested.

Pre-trial hearing in US cinema attack case

2013-01-07 11:00

A suspect is set to appear in court, months after a rampage in a US cinema left 12 people dead, for a hearing that might be the closest thing to a trial the victims and their families will see.

US cinema shooter 'injures head' in jail

2012-11-15 10:02

A judge has agreed to delay a court hearing for alleged US cinema shooter James Holmes after the 24-year-old was hospitalised, having reportedly rammed his head into a wall, says a spokesperson.

'Batman' shooting victims sue US cinema

2012-09-22 12:03

Injured victims of a deadly US shooting at a screening of the latest Batman movie are suing the cinema operators for alleged negligence over security, reports say.

Holmes called therapist before shooting

2012-08-31 22:16

The man suspected in last month's Colorado cinema shooting that left 12 people dead and wounded 59 tried to call a psychiatrist just 9 minutes before the attack, his defence attorneys say.

Holmes 'saw 3 mental health experts'

2012-08-22 09:02

Accused Colorado gunman James Holmes, charged with killing 12 people, saw at least three mental health professionals at the University of Colorado before the shooting, says a report.

Gag order to stay in cinema shooting case

2012-08-14 09:01

The judge in the deadly Colorado theatre shooting case has refused to lift a gag order that prevents the University of Colorado from releasing information about the accused shooter.

University warned about cinema shooter

2012-08-02 07:39

A psychiatrist who treated the former US graduate student accused of killing 12 people at a cinema warned her university about him more than a month before the massacre, says a report.

US cinema shooter could face death

2012-07-31 07:55

The man accused of opening fire at a US cinema, killing 12 people, has been charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder, making him eligible for the death penalty if convicted.

Holmes was 'likely facing eviction'

2012-07-30 07:39

Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes was likely facing eviction from the Aurora apartment that authorities say he booby-trapped with explosives last week, neighbours say.

Fears of copycat 'Batman' attack - man held

2012-07-28 07:26

US police arrested a man and seized an arsenal of weapons after he threatened his employer and raised fears he was inspired by the recent mass shooting in Colorado, officials say.

James Holmes's school records withheld

2012-07-27 09:04

A US judge has issued a rare order preventing the University of Colorado Denver from releasing records about suspected Aurora cinema shooter James Holmes.

'Batman' shooter: How does movie end?

2012-07-25 22:49

The man accused of killing a dozen people at a Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises wants to know how the film ends, a stunned jail worker reportedly has told the New York Daily News.

Victim's father calls US gunman a coward

2012-07-24 09:04

The father of one of the victims of a shooting rampage in Colorado has called the accused gunman a coward, saying his son "could have wiped the floor with him without even breaking a sweat".

Bizarre appearance for 'Batman' gunman

2012-07-23 22:42

His hair dyed orange, eyes staring out blankly or drooping shut, presumed Colorado gunman James Holmes seemed unhinged as he made a bizarre first appearance in court.

World gets first look at 'Batman' suspect

2012-07-23 18:41

Looking dazed and with bright orange hair, the man accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 in a shooting rampage in a US cinema has appeared in court for the first time.

US cinema shooter's eerie online message

2012-07-23 13:16

An online profile of the 24-year-old suspected of killing 12 people at a premiere of the latest Batman movie has surfaced with an eerie message set as his status.


Colorado shooting vigil

2012-07-23 08:44

About 3 000 mourners gathered three blocks from the multiplex where James Holmes allegedly opened fire on those attending a packed midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. See all the pictures.

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Batman killer: Judge OKs insanity plea

2013-06-04 19:40

A Colorado judge accepted an insanity plea by James Holmes, who is charged with multiple counts of murder for a shooting at a screening of a Batman movie.

US judge to decide on insanity plea

2013-05-13 21:55

A US judge has ruled that accused movie theatre shooter James Holmes could plead not guilty by insanity, but says he would not yet formally accept the change of plea.

US wants death penalty for Batman killer

2013-04-01 19:29

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

Judge enters plea for Batman attack

2013-03-12 21:47

A US judge has entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of alleged Aurora theatre gunman James Holmes, after his lawyers said they were not ready to enter a plea.

US shooting suspect may plead insanity

2013-03-02 10:00

Attorneys for the suspect in a deadly cinema shooting have said for the first time in court papers that they are considering entering a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on behalf of their client.

James Holmes not ready for plea

2013-01-11 16:03

A judge has ordered the suspected gunman in last year's Colorado cinema shooting to stand trial, but his attorneys say they're not ready to enter a plea.

US cinema attack 911 calls heard in court

2013-01-09 10:56

Relatives have wept in court as frantic 911 calls were played from a US cinema shooting, as prosecutors closed their case for the alleged gunman to face trial.

Batman killing case in court

2013-01-07 17:50

Prosecutors are in court to outline their case against the young US man suspected of shooting 12 people dead at a midnight premiere of the latest Batman film.

Medic declined offer to detain Holmes

2012-12-07 10:45

A psychiatrist treating alleged US cinema shooter James Holmes declined a police offer to detain him for mental health checks after he talked about killing "a lot of people", say reports.

Last photos of shooting victim stolen

2012-10-04 18:47

The grandfather of a 6-year-old girl killed in Colorado cinema massacre earlier this year implored thieves who stole a camera with the last photographs taken of her to return it to the grieving family.

Prosecutors give up on Holmes's notebook

2012-09-21 08:04

The suspect in Colorado's deadly cinema shooting has appeared in court as prosecutors gave up their fight to see a notebook he sent to a psychiatrist, saying they didn't want to delay proceedings.

Holmes made 'threats' before shootings

2012-08-24 07:29

The former graduate student accused in a deadly mass shooting at a cinema had failed a key exam six weeks before the rampage, made threats and was banned from his college, say prosecutors.

Holmes doesn't react to talk of victims

2012-08-17 09:05

The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting has showed no emotion in court as a lawyer discussed a charity's efforts to distribute $4m it raised for the victims.

Doctor asked police about cinema shooter

2012-08-08 09:00

A psychiatrist who was treating the suspected Colorado cinema gunman asked University of Colorado police for a background check on the student six weeks before the shootings, says a report.

US gun control views unchanged - poll

2012-07-31 13:01

Americans' views on gun control remain largely unchanged despite the killing of a dozen moviegoers in a Colorado cinema this month, says a Pew poll.

Batman shooter faces 142 charges

2012-07-30 18:51

The former graduate student accused of opening fire on moviegoers in a screening of the latest Batman movie 10 days ago, has been formally charged with 142 criminal counts.

Colorado victim suffers miscarriage

2012-07-29 08:52

A woman who was critically wounded in the US cinema attack in which her 6-year-old daughter died, has suffered a miscarriage.

'Batman' gunman was seeing psychiatrist

2012-07-27 22:20

Court papers say the former graduate student accused in the US cinema shooting was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university where he studied.

Cinema attack: University mum on notebook

2012-07-26 09:01

The University of Colorado, will not confirm the contents of a package it received or say whether the sender was a former student accused of killing 12 people in a cinema assault.

US shooter 'surrounded by brain experts'

2012-07-25 08:26

James Holmes spent a year in a small neuroscience doctoral programme, surrounded by scientists and roughly three dozen classmates delving into the inner workings of the brain.

'New gun laws won't make a difference'

2012-07-24 08:02

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has backed gun control measures in the past, says additional laws would not have stopped last week's massacre in a Colorado cinema.


The alleged Batman massacre murderer, James Holmes, has appeared in court. He is accused of killing 12 people when he charged into a cinema and shot movie-goers.

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'Batman' suspect could face death penalty

2012-07-23 17:58

A prosecutor says the Colorado cinema massacre suspect may face the death penalty.

US resigns itself to gun law stalemate

2012-07-23 09:08

Despite profound soul-searching over the Colorado shooting rampage, there is no political willingness to end the long stalemate over the toxic gun law issue, particularly in a US election year.

Tears, cheers at US massacre vigil

2012-07-23 07:36

There have been tears for the victims, and cheers for those who prevented even more lives being lost, as the Colorado town of Aurora grieves the Batman cinema massacre.

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