ARTICLES RELATING TO US CINEMA ATTACK

Judge formally jails Batman shooter for life

2015-08-26 21:56

Colorado cinema shooter James Holmes has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole, more than three years after he carefully planned and executed an attack on hundreds of movie-goers.

Jury in Batman massacre trial reaches verdict

2015-08-07 22:20

The jury in the Colorado movie massacre trial has reached a verdict in the death penalty phase of the proceedings against convicted gunman James Holmes.

Batman shooter: Water parks and piano class

2015-07-30 19:27

One described Colorado movie shooter James Holmes as a quiet, kind boy who doted on his little sister. Another recalled his team spirit on the soccer pitch.

Colorado movie gunman still delusional - expert

2015-07-08 05:17

The star witness for the defence in the Colorado's movie massacre trial has told jurors that gunman James Holmes still believes his delusional theory he boosted his "human capital" by killing a dozen people in the 2012 rampage.

'Batman' theatre gunman trial hears massacre plans

2015-04-28 10:07

Alleged “Batman” theatre gunman James Holmes meticulously planned the 2012 massacre after breaking up with his girlfriend and flunking college, prosecutors say.

Jury selected in Colorado theatre shooting trial

2015-04-17 11:43

A jury has been seated in the death penalty trial of Colorado theatre shooter James Holmes after a selection process that experts say was among the largest and most complicated in US history.

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.

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.

 

US cinema shooter escapes death penalty

2015-08-08 07:55

The American gunman who stormed a Batman movie premiere and killed 12 cinemagoers has escaped the death penalty, but will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Prosecutor's last push to get death for Batman killer

2015-08-05 05:23

The prosecutor of Colorado movie theatre shooter James Holmes has urged jurors to hear from the relatives of each of his 12 murder victims and decide that death is the only appropriate sentence for his attack three years ago.

If Holmes gets death, execution could take decades

2015-07-21 22:21

The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theatre. But even if they decide on death, Holmes could spend the rest of his life in prison awaiting capital punishment that never happens.

Victims describe horror of 'Batman' theatre massacre

2015-04-29 08:43

Survivors of the 'Batman' theatre massacre have offered harrowing testimony in court about the mayhem that ensued when accused gunman James Holmes opened fire inside the packed auditorium.

Long-awaited Colorado cinema massacre trial gets under way

2015-04-27 13:52

Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial will start with jurors asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen moviegoers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer.

9 000 jury pool for Batman killer

2015-01-20 05:00

One of the deadliest mass shootings in US history will be replayed in a courtroom, possibly providing a rare look into the mind of Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes.

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".

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.

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