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.

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.


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.

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.

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