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.

Gunman kills 2, takes own life at US mall

2012-12-12 10:00

A gunman has opened fire inside an Oregon shopping mall, killing at least two people and terrorising holiday shoppers before shooting himself to death, say police.

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 '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.

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.

Temple shooter's white power links probed

2012-08-07 08:08

Police are probing the white power ties of the former US soldier who gunned down six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, while the close-knit Indian-American community mourns its dead.

Mass shooting incidents in last 20 years

2012-08-06 08:12

Here is a timeline of some of the worst shooting incidents carried out by one or two gunmen around the world in the last 20 years:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nu Metro beefs up Batman security

2012-07-25 13:21

Nu Metro have announced plans to "reinforce security procedures" at their cinemas for the opening of The Dark Knight Rises in South Africa after mass shootings in the US left 12 movie fans dead.

US cinema shooting victim has baby

2012-07-25 08:04

A woman who escaped injury in the Colorado cinema shooting rampage has given birth to a baby boy while her husband is in a medically induced coma with a gunshot wound to the head.

Colorado cinema attack puts US on edge

2012-07-24 13:07

At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring US moviegoers' anxieties.

Foreign affairs at fore in US campaign

2012-07-24 10:03

President Barack Obama has raised doubts about challenger Mitt Romney's foreign policy credentials as the candidates plunge back into their acrimonious political campaign.

'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.

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.


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.

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.

Mom foils Twilight movie massacre plot

2012-11-17 12:11

A US mother has foiled her son's plot to kill people at the latest Twilight film after telling police he was off his medication and had bought assault weapons.

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.

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 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.

Tyson venue massacre tweets probed

2012-08-08 09:00

New York police say they want to force Twitter to reveal who posted tweets threatening to massacre moviegoers in a copycat of the recent bloodbath at a cinema in Colorado.

Armed US man arrested at Batman show

2012-08-07 22:44

US authorities say they have arrested a man at a screening of the latest Batman movie with a bag full of weapons in a case that evoked a recent rampage in Colorado that claimed a dozen lives.

Sikh shooting: Wisconsin home searched

2012-08-06 12:05

Police are searching the apartment of a gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in southern Wisconsin, looking for clues to his motive.

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.

Men in Batman masks rob Mexican cinemas

2012-07-31 10:01

At least three men wearing Batman masks have raided two cinemas in northern Mexico at showings of the new Batman movie, wounding one man.

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.

Obama pledges to tackle gun violence

2012-07-26 10:02

President Barack Obama has pledged to work with leaders of all political stripes to "arrive at a consensus" on how to reduce gun violence across the US following the Colorado shootings.

'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.

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.

Christian Bale visits shooting victims

2012-07-25 07:46

The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale has paid a visit to the survivors of the Colorado cinema shooting and stopped by a memorial honouring those killed and wounded.

Playboy model blasted for Batman joke

2012-07-24 11:53

Playboy Playmate Tricia Evans has been receiving death threats after posting a tweet that made light of the deaths of 12 people at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

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".


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.

Christian Bale: My heart aches for victims

2012-07-23 09:44

The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale has released a statement saying "words cannot express the horror" he feels after mass shootings at a screening of his movie in Aurora, Colorado.

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