Teacher among those to testify on behalf of theatre shooter

2015-07-21 13:22

A fifth-grade teacher of Colorado theatre shooter James Holmes has described him as a pleasant, productive student, providing an early glimpse of how defence attorneys will try to save his life.

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.

US gun lobby takes aim at gun task force

2013-01-11 10:03

The top US firearms lobby has emerged from talks with Vice President Joe Biden on curbing violence saying he cares more about stamping out gun rights than protecting school kids.

'A little paranoia' keeps US vigilant: FBI

2012-11-19 14:01

More than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, "a little paranoia" on the part of the American people helps the country remain vigilant to terror threats, says a top FBI official.

Scepticism over Obama's gun plea

2012-08-08 13:12

Despite a rash of mass killings, many Americans are sceptical of calls by President Barack Obama and others for "soul searching" on ways to reduce gun violence in the United States.

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.

Dark Knight box office down after shooting

2012-07-23 10:35

The Dark Knight Rises has recorded strong ticket sales in its opening weekend, but well below forecasts as some moviegoers stayed away after a shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado.

FBI: No info about more shooting sprees

2012-07-21 18:12

The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there is no information indicating plans for more shooting sprees at movie theatres around the country.


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.

'Joker' on trial for nursery killings

2013-02-22 14:00

A court in Belgium will hear a 53-page charge-sheet against a young man who disguised himself as Batman foe "The Joker" before going on a killing spree at a nursery that chilled the nation.

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.

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 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.

Christopher Nolan laments 'savage' attack

2012-07-23 13:19

The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan has spoken out against the "senseless tragedy" that left 12 people dead after a mass shooting at a midnight screening of the movie in Colorado.

US cinema attack 'planned for months'

2012-07-22 09:09

American police say the shooting suspect who went on a deadly rampage inside a Colorado movie theatre planned the attack with "calculation and deliberation".

Police focus on suspect's booby-trapped home

2012-07-21 15:46

After a gunman opened fire at a packed showing of the new Batman film in a Denver suburb, killing 12 people and wounding 59 more, police prepared to neutralise explosives in the suspect's booby-trapped home.

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