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07-26-2012, 02:01 AM
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Profile of Aurora shooting suspect keeps getting murkier
July 23, 2012 9:00 am
AURORA, Colo. - Three days after the mass shooting at a Batman movie screening in Colorado, the profile of the suspected killer has only become more ambiguous and confounding.
At first, the image of James E. Holmes was of an incredibly smart, hopelessly shy young man who barely spoke - a loner isolated in a brilliant mind.
Then people came forward and said, yes he was quiet, but he had circles of friends with whom he joked around and socialized. He was a counselor at a camp in the hills above Glendale, Calif., in 2008, and snapshots from camp show him beaming.
07-26-2012, 05:49 AM
Colorado shooting a reminder that psychiatry, not gun laws, needs fixing
Not sure I agree with him in regards to some sort of screening process but interesting concept nonetheless.
07-26-2012, 06:16 AM
The suspect is not the only sicko.
The sickening tweets of internet users with 'crushes' on Batman killer James Holmes
Colorado Shooting Suspect Was One Of A Handful Of Students Accepted To Neuroscience Ph.D. Program
Abby Rogers|Jul. 23, 2012, 4:04 PM
The man accused of opening fire during a midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" had been part of a graduate program that focuses specifically on how the nervous system processes information and accepts just five or six students each year, school authorities said Monday.
James Holmes was one of about 35 students in the highly selective program, UC-Denver Graduate School Dean Barry Shur said in a news conference livestreamed by Reuters.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/james-holmes-phd-program-2012-7#ixzz21jIGV79H
07-26-2012, 10:48 AM
Spitting in Jail Reports False
Sources familiar with the detention of theater shooting suspect James Holmes say his low-key detached demeanor has not changed since he was taken into custody early Friday morning.
According to knowledgeable sources, reports that Holmes was spitting at guards in jail are "simply false."
07-26-2012, 10:49 AM
Tweet from News 9 in Aurora (bbm):
FULL TEXT OF NEWS RELEASE #TheaterShooting
Update on suspicious packages discovered at
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
AURORA, CO (July 25, 2012) – Officials at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus can confirm that the suspicious package discovered at the Facilities Services building on Monday, July 23, 2012, was delivered to the campus by the United States Postal Service that same day, immediately investigated and turned over to authorities within hours of delivery. This package prompted the building’s evacuation at 12:26 p.m. and employees were allowed to return by 3:06 p.m.
The anonymous Fox News source that the package was received on July 12 and sat on a loading dock is inaccurate.
We remain unable to discuss anything further on this package in accordance with the order of Judge Sylvester on July 23, 2012.
ETA: Adding news story link stating same:
07-26-2012, 12:15 PM
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Dark Knight’ shooting suspect James Holmes claims amnesia
The accused mass murderer keeps asking ‘Why am I here?’ a jail staffer reports. Holmes is also complaining about the food at the Aarapahoe County Detention Center.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/exclusive-dark-knight-shooting-suspect-james-holmes-claims-amnesia-article-1.1122289#ixzz21kJCyJkn
Arapahoe County Judge Amends Court Order In Accused Movie Theater Shooter Case
POSTED: 5:47 pm MDT July 26, 2012
UPDATED: 8:52 pm MDT July 26, 2012
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- The public will get fewer details about theater shooting suspect James Holmes, after Arapahoe County Judge William Sylvester ordered the University of Colorado Denver to deny release of what are normally public records about the former CU graduate student.
More at link: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/31309937/detail.html
Aurora suspect James Holmes was buying guns, dropping out of graduate school
7 days ago (July 20, 2012)
A poor last semester
'A little strange,' 'very smart'
Weapon purchases started in May
Rooting for the villain?
07-27-2012, 03:21 PM
Defense: Shooting suspect was seeing psychiatrist
DENVER (AP) — Court papers say the former graduate student accused in the Colorado movie theater shooting was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university where he studied.
The revelation was disclosed Friday in a defense motion. The motion sought to discover the source of leaks to some media outlets that a package that James Holmes sent the psychiatrist contained a notebook with descriptions of an attack.
The motion says the package contained communications between Holmes and his psychiatrist that should be shielded from public view.
07-27-2012, 04:07 PM
ames Holmes was seeing Lynne Fenton, the director of student mental health services at the University of Colorado and a medical school professor. Holmes was a first-year graduate student in a neuroscience Ph.D. program
Holmes’s lawyers at the public defender’s office have asked the judge overseeing the case to find out who leaked information to the media about the notebook and its contents, arguing that Holmes’ privacy and constitutional rights have been violated.
Fenton, medical director of the counseling facility, has written numerous papers and launched research in the area of schizophrenia. She did not respond to calls to her home and office.
James Holmes, Suspected Aurora Shooter, May Have Described Killings In Package: Report
07/25/12 10:25 pm et
NBC News, citing unnamed sources, reported that Holmes told investigators to look for the package and that it described killing people.
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies refused to confirm the reports to The Associated Press.
U.S. Postal Service spokesman David Rupert said the agency's inspectors have no direct knowledge of the package reportedly containing the notebook. He said no one has contacted the Postal Service for assistance in the investigation.
Lawyers for Colorado massacre suspect want source of notebook leak to media
Published July 27, 2012 FoxNews.com
A motion filed by lawyers for accused Colorado gunman James Holmes confirms he was being treated by the school psychiatrist to whom he sent a chilling notebook with sketches of him shooting people before his July 20 attack.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/27/lawyers-for-colorado-massacre-suspect-want-source-notebook-leak/#ixzz21sYZupLT
Psychiatrist Treating Shooting Suspect Previously Reprimanded
POSTED: 1:03 pm MDT July 27, 2012
UPDATED: 8:44 pm MDT July 27, 2012
Dr. Lynne Fenton was reprimanded in February 2005 for prescribing medication to herself, her husband and employee, according to documents obtained by 7NEWS reporter Marshall Zelinger.
More at link:
Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes was seeing psychiatrist at university before massacre
Friday, July 27, 12:18 PMThe Washington Post
Pulled from article:
Michael Carrigan, chairman of the University of Colorado regents, said he couldn’t comment on Holmes in particular and said he didn’t know what might have brought him to the attention of the BETA team.
Holmes Bought Rifle, Bullets During Month After School Exit
Updated July 24, 2012, 11:38 p.m. ET
AURORA, Colo.—In early June, first-year doctoral student James Holmes stood before professors of neuroscience here for an oral exam that marked the beginning of at least four more years of intense study of how the brain works.
Days later, though, school administrators received an email from Mr. Holmes saying that he dropped out of the program. He didn't give a reason.
Much more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443295404577543400613112424.html?m od=googlenews_wsj
July 25, 2012 7:00 PM
The mail was sent to a psychologist at the university, but the letter wasn't discovered until Monday.
Ed. note: An original version of this story stated that the package sent to the university sat unopened for days. In a statement released late Wednesday, the University of Colorado-Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus denied those reports and said the package wasn't delivered by U.S. Postal Service until Monday, July 23
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Posted: 07/24/2012 6:57 pm Updated: 07/24/2012 6:57 pm
An unnamed law enforcement official told CNN that grenades were wired to a control box in the kitchen, resembling setups that are more often seen in Iraq and Afghanistan. The official added that had the explosives gone off as intended, they likely would have knocked down the walls of nearby apartments.
Pastor Scott Bloyer believes Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes attended his church in recent weeks.
July 20, 2012|3:44 pm
The Elevation Christian Church pastor told The Christian Post Friday, "We think he might've visited in the last month."
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/james-holmes-went-to-church-weeks-before-colo-shooting-78629/#2ZjL52IoVGLczyZS.99
Jul 20, 2012
James Eagan Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado shooting rampage, is described as a quiet, standoffish, graduate student from San Diego who recently dropped out of a doctoral program at the University of Colorado medical school, where he had done research.
He graduated with honors from the University of California-Riverside two years ago.
The Denver Post, citing "information provided" to the newspaper, reports that the suspect described himself last year in an apartment rental application as a student who was "quiet and easygoing."
More info in a preliminary report that was being updated throughout the day here:
7/28/2012 1:00 AM PDT
The theater where James Holmes opened fire last week, killing 12 people, is offering to pick up funeral expenses for the victims' families ... TMZ has learned.
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 23:32 EST, 26 July 2012 | UPDATED: 11:02 EST, 27 July 2012
Two interesting snippets:
It also emerged a neighbor of Holmes said he remembers seeing him leave his apartment carrying his rifle bag and target most mornings starting from around mid-June, adding merit to the speculation he had been meticulously planning the massacre for weeks.
James Holmes' name was written in the return address box. The package was turned up after an extensive search of the campus' mail room. It is not known why it was not delivered to its intended recipient.
Authorities then obtained a warrant from a district judge to open the package, which is when its chilling contents were discovered.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2179666/James-Holmes-claims-remember-killings-Batman-killers-amnesia-Colorado-theater-shooting.html#ixzz21ugWJACL
July 27, 2012 12:55 PM
Smith said the thought of losing one of his family members was frightening and was moved to do something to help.
July 27, 2012 3:31 PM
Updated at 9:22 p.m. ET
3 snippets (I was mindful of copyright issues)
Previously, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reported that U.S. postal inspectors had been searching through the mailboxes near Holmes' home looking for letters and packages he might have sent out. They didn't find any, but that's because the package had already been sent before the shooting.
Before opening it, the sheriff's bomb squad handled it with a robot and took an X-ray, just in case there were explosives inside.
Meanwhile, authorities also are investigating whether Holmes practiced shooting in the remote mountains northwest of Denver.
07-28-2012, 07:38 AM
Here's an article that explains what the school's program is all about.
Interviews with top directors of the university's graduate program, and others outside the school, provide a glimpse into the lives of those who choose such a rigorous course of study. The Colorado program has been largely shuttered to public view since Holmes' arrest July 20, a month after he announced plans to abandon his graduate studies there.
The interviews on that campus were conducted on the basis that Holmes not be discussed, but what emerges is a vivid portrait of the intense world in which the 24-year-old student lived over the last year.
07-28-2012, 10:33 PM
Denver Post 7/19/12 (See comments also)
Fans line up for new Batman flick, $100 asked for scalped tickets
July 28, 2012
The filing revealed that Holmes was under the psychiatric care of Dr. Lynne Fenton, the University of Colorado's director of student mental health services, and it confirmed that he mailed a package to his doctors that authorities have since seized.
By Dr. Keith Ablow
Published July 24, 2012
James Holmes, the suspect responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, has begun a legal journey that will include an extensive psychiatric evaluation and may include a plea that he is not criminally responsible for his acts--an "insanity" plea. As a forensic psychiatrist, I have participated in many such evaluations and then rendered expert testimony about killers in court.
Here's how they work:
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/24/how-james-holmes-will-be-evaluated-by-psychiatrists/#ixzz2202ra4hK
Jul 27, 2012 - 3:39 -
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
If the link doesn't work, go to http://video.foxnews.com and search for the title or cut and paste this url into your browser:
Theaters Decide Case-By-Case To Hire Guards Or Not
POSTED: 1:48 pm MDT July 29, 2012
UPDATED: 2:11 pm MDT July 29, 2012
DENVER -- The Colorado movie theater complex that was the scene of a gunman's massacre this month didn't have any uniformed security guards on duty the night of the shooting, even though other theaters operated by the same company did provide such protection for the busy premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."
Continute reading: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/31315319/detail.html
7/30/12 1:00 AM PDT
Sources close to Shirley tell us she believes the theater's emergency exit doors should have been alarmed, or there should have been security guards posted next to them ...
continued at link:
07-30-2012, 06:28 AM
Aurora theater suspect in court Monday morning
Robinson expects 12, first-degree murder charges. He expects 12 charges of extreme indifference homicide, for shooting into a crowded theater. Robinson also said he expects at least 58 charges of attempted murder. He added that several charges of first and second degree assault are also likely.
First degree murder convictions aside, Robinson says if convicted of all 58 attempted murder charges and first degree assault charges, the suspect could be sentenced to more than 4,600 years in prison.
more at link, including video:
I hope it's okay to post this here, even though it is not an msm link. It seems authentic.
Aurora movie theater shooting Police Audio 7/20/12
Audio used under a creative common license from Radioreference.com
Published on Jul 20, 2012 by firefighterdispatch
07-30-2012, 02:31 PM
142 Charges Filed Against Theater Shooting Suspect
07-30-2012, 05:13 PM
Rebecca wingo's mom is suing the theater company.
30 July 2012 Last updated at 16:07 ET
Before he allegedly shot 12 people dead at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday, James Holmes was considered a quiet young man, introverted but pleasant.
The 24-year-old had been studying for a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Denver, although he was about to quit.
"He basically was socially awkward, but not to the degree that would warrant suspicion of mass murder or any atrocity of this magnitude," said Billy Kromka, a research assistant at a lab where he spent several months last summer.
07-31-2012, 06:01 AM
AURORA MASSACRE: THE COMPREHENSIVE TIMELINE
07-31-2012, 06:53 AM
James Eagan Holmes charged with murder, attempted murder from Colo. rampage
For each victim who died in the rampage, Holmes, 24, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one for allegedly intending to cause harm and another for allegedly acting with extreme indifference to human life, according to court documents.
A conviction under extreme indifference means that any life sentences would have to be served consecutively, not concurrently, said Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver.
Prosecutors also filed 116 counts of attempted murder against Holmes, who Aurora police said booby trapped his apartment with the intent to kill any officers responding there the night of the theater attack. Among the charges Monday was one count of possession of explosives and one count of a crime of violence.
07-31-2012, 09:04 AM
Holmes charged with 142 felony counts in Aurora theater massacre case
In addition to the first-degree murder charges, Holmes was charged with 116 counts of attempted first-degree murder, and 1 count of felony possession of an explosive device. He was also charged with two violent-crime sentencing enhancers, creating an extensive potential prison sentence
Legal experts say it isn’t unusual for prosecutor to file two murder charges for one victim.
“It’s very common for prosecutors to charge cases in all of the various ways that they believe they can prove a case,” said Karen Steinhauser, a former Denver prosecutor now in private practice.
The extreme indifference charge is often used in cases where a suspect fired a weapon into a crowd, knowing someone could be killed but not targeting a particular individual in that crowd, Steinhauser said.
Jurors can return guilty verdicts on both murder charges, just one, or acquit, she said.
Jul 23, 2012 11:48am
This is JH's first court appearance, pure and simple. Totally free of show hosts, co-hosts, or talking heads' interpretations.
Posted: 6:01 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012
"We appreciate your continued cooperation in helping us honor the authorities' request by not giving media interviews," Chancellor Don Elliman and Executive Vice Chancellor Lilly Marks wrote to students, faculty and staff on Thursday.
On Friday, the school amended that. "It is your right to speak to whomever you wish," Elliman and Marks wrote in a follow-up email.
John Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University, believes the University of Colorado Denver is hiding something.
~ This post was compliments of February, from The Theater thread ~
Answers to questions regarding James Holmes
Background on James Holmes
•Mr. Holmes was a student in the Neuroscience Program at the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
•Mr. Holmes decided to withdraw from the program in June 2012; he gave no reason for his withdrawal from the Graduate School.
More at link:
The Graduate School Neuroscience Overview pages were scrubbed from the site and replaced with the above.
July 22, 2012
Holmes lived in a three-story red brick apartment building near the school in a crime-ridden neighborhood. Neighbors said he kept to himself.
Scroll down past the bottom of the story & the slide show, to see the video, In Colo Courtroom, little emotion from Holmes.
Peter Banda, AP, being interviewed about JH's court appearance on 7/23/12:
Video: James Holmes Arraigned on 142 Charges
First minute or two are a PBS interview of Peter Banda of the AP, about the charges, leaks about the package (notebook) evidence in court today; a little about the victims in court; then he talked about JH's physical appearance (demeanor) in court. Followed by a couple of authors (Profiling & Columbine).
08-01-2012, 08:18 PM
James Holmes court document revised four days after its release ( link (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21204243/holmes-court-document-revised-four-days-after-its) )
By Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver Post, August 01, 2012
As media outlets continued to clamor for information in the criminal case against suspected theater killer James Eagan Holmes, a previously released document that had been widely publicized was altered slightly on Tuesday to remove a key piece of information.
The motion by defense attorneys, originally released Friday, was altered to black out a section that revealed Holmes was a patient of University of Colorado psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton.
No explanation was given for why the motion now is redacted — four days after it had been published on the Colorado Judicial Branch's website.
Also blacked out was a reference to the Colorado statute that covers patient-physician confidentiality in a court case.
08-01-2012, 08:21 PM
CU Psychiatrist Called Threat-Team Members About Holmes ( link (http://abcnews.go.com/US/james-holmes-psychiatrist-schools-threat-assessment-team/story?id=16908862), h/t HastingsChi (http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8218094#post8218094) )
Aurora, Colo., shooting suspect James Holmes came to the attention of the threat assessment committee at the University of Colorado but no further action was taken because he left the school more than a month before the attack that killed 12 and injured 58, sources told ABC News.
ABC News has learned that Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist who was treating Holmes, 24, at the school, was also a key member of the university's threat assessment team. The group of experts were responsible for protecting the school from potentially violent students.
KMGH-TV, ABC News' affiliate in Denver, reported exclusively that, according to sources, by early June, Fenton had informed other members of the team about her concerns regarding Holmes.
But on June 10 -- three days after Holmes bought an assault weapon and added it to his already growing arsenal -- he suddenly told the university that he was dropping out of the neurosciences doctoral program with no explanation.
08-01-2012, 10:59 PM
The psychiatrist treating the accused Colorado movie theater gunman was so concerned about his behavior that she mentioned it to her colleagues, saying he could potentially be a danger to others, CNN affiliate KMGH reported Wednesday, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation.
Posted: 5:08 AM
Last Updated: 2 minutes ago
AURORA - The psychiatrist treating the accused Colorado movie theater gunman was so concerned about his behavior that she mentioned it to her colleagues, saying he could potentially be a danger to others, CNN affiliate KMGH reported Wednesday, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation.
The psychiatrist's concerns surfaced in early June, nearly six weeks before the July 20 killings inside a movie theater in Aurora, sources told the Denver station.
08-02-2012, 10:49 AM
CU Psychiatrist Called Threat-Team Members About Holmes
Sources Tell CALL7 Investigators Dr. Lynne Fenton Had Concerns About Holmes' Behavior Six Weeks Before Shootings
This article has much more than the other articles on the issue.
Posted: 08/01/2012 05:54:07 PM MDT
Updated: 08/02/2012 10:58:28 AM MDT
"One of the most difficult aspects is knowing when immediate action is required, or if there is time to convene the BETA team to discuss the issues," the minutes say.
"Generally, if you believe the threat is imminent, call campus police. If you think it's best to involve the BETA team, contact Lynne Fenton," the minutes say.
08-03-2012, 08:41 AM
Court document has been revised 4 days after it's release.
a previously released document that had been widely publicized was altered slightly on Tuesday to remove a key piece of information.
The motion by defense attorneys, originally released Friday, was altered to black out a section that revealed Holmes was a patient of University of Colorado psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton.
No explanation was given for why the motion now is redacted — four days after it had been published on the Colorado Judicial Branch's website.
Also blacked out was a reference to the Colorado statute that covers patient-physician confidentiality in a court case.
updated 10:53 PM EDT, Fri August 3, 2012
The University of Colorado has hired a former U.S. attorney to conduct an independent review into how the school handled the man accused of opening fire inside a crowded movie theater.
Robert Miller, a former U.S. attorney for Colorado, began the review last week.
"The University is doing everything it can to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.
University hires former U.S. Attorney Bob Miller to conduct independent review
8/3/2012 (at approx 4 PM MDT)
AURORA, Colo. – The University of Colorado today announced that Robert N. Miller, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, has been retained to conduct an independent review in an effort to better understand the procedures and actions taken by the university and its employees in relation to the suspect in the Aurora Theater shootings, a former student on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Miller and his team began their review last week.
Continued at link:
CU Reviewing Its Handling Of James Holmes' Case
POSTED: 5:30 pm MDT August 3, 2012
UPDATED: 10:11 pm MDT August 3, 2012
Meanwhile, sources familiar with the criminal investigation tell CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia that Fenton and other key witnesses at CU have not been interviewed by police. There is a question of privileged information due to Fenton's doctor-patient relationship with Holmes. Anyone involved with Holmes' care can also claim the privilege. Sources say this issue is likely to be decided by the judge in case.
08-04-2012, 07:44 AM
Finding Troubled Students
In the decades since the Whitman massacre, and especially since the deadly Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, colleges and universities have worked to identify students with the potential for violence, with an eye toward getting to them before it all goes bad.
Called "threat assessment teams," they bring together professionals from across campus, including police, to identify students with emotional problems of any kind.
Referrals also could come from a parent, who believes a son acted depressed on break; a student who saw a roommate purging; a professor who observed a serious slip in grades or out-of-place, violent imagery in a school paper.
The team assesses the "level of concern." The majority of cases so far at USF have been considered low or moderate concern. Only 3 percent of the 314 students served in the 2011-12 school year were considered an extreme threat, leading, perhaps, to referral to a psychiatric hospital.
A small number of students act surprised when the team reaches out, usually by email; but the majority seem relieved that someone has noticed, Larson says.
"We tell them this is not about punishment," she says. "We say we want to assist you, to identify those stressors and create a pathway to success."
Aug. 3, 2012, 6:56 PM EST
Jacqueline Keavney Lader and Don Lader were in the Century 16 theater watching 'The Dark Knight Rises' when James Holmes allegedly killed 12 people. The former Marines talk about going back to see the movie to make sure the gunman did not win.
More at link:
08-05-2012, 07:44 AM
This article has details on the exit doors and the laws in CO for fire codes.
Bel Mar's theater 9 has a door to the side of the screen leading to the parking lot, similar to what appears to be the arrangement at the Aurora multiplex. That would be in keeping with the international fire code used by Aurora and many other cities, which requires two exits from a room holding up to 500 patrons.
The capacity of Aurora's theater 9 has not yet been released. Attorneys hired by Aurora have cited a broad interpretation of a judge's gag order as reason to refuse requests from The Denver Post for copies of the building plans for the Century 16 there.
08-05-2012, 09:47 AM
Each year, Diego Restrepo, co-director of CU Denver's NeuroScience Center, and a group of faculty select three of the most promising first-year doctoral students and three second-year students to split the grant.
At CU Denver, first-year doctoral students take courses that include cellular and molecular neurobiology and biomedical core courses, Ribera said. Most of the roughly six years it takes to earn that Ph.D., though, are spent working — sometimes night and day — in a lab.
First-year students, such as Holmes, rotate through three labs, working with a different researcher in each for 12 weeks.
Every year, 100 or so budding scientists apply to the CU Denver doctoral program in neuroscience. Ultimately, only about six are admitted, said program director Angie Ribera.
In 2011, Holmes was one of the six.
Neuroscience is a relatively new discipline, becoming more attractive to doctoral students over the past decade or so because of the intrigue of the as-yet unexplained. It is the study of how nerve cells communicate with one another, and how the brain generates thoughts and ideas, controls movement and processes vision, smell and hearing.
James Holmes was among elite in neuroscience before Aurora theater massacre - The Denver Post
July 26, 2012
Gangster Squad, the crime drama that features a scene of a mass theater shooting, has been moved from this fall to January, the third Hollywood film marred by real-life violence this year.
Older but noteworthy article. Move trailer has already been pulled.
Published August 04, 2012
RENO, Nev. – A Navy veteran who died after throwing himself in front of a friend during the Colorado movie theater shooting was remembered Friday for his fearlessness and optimism.
"Law enforcement is leaning toward he was trying to get the (suspect's) gun to save people's lives," said Roland Lackey, an Air Force veteran who officiated the service. "He was a hero, and I salute him."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/04/navy-veteran-killed-in-colorado-movie-theater-massacre-may-have-tried-to-stop/#ixzz22lm3w8Fz
08-07-2012, 12:07 AM
Dr. Lynne Fenton Wanted Criminal Background Check
POSTED: 8:17 pm MDT August 6, 2012
UPDATED: 9:58 pm MDT August 6, 2012
DENVER -- The psychiatrist treating accused theater killer James Holmes called the University of Colorado police department six weeks before the shooting, asking for a background check, sources told CALL7 Investigators.
August 1, 2012 – 6:45 pm
People don’t get it. The media don’t get it and they don’t want to get it. Billions of dollars are riding on the drugs Dr. Lynne Fenton may have prescribed to her patient, James Holmes, the accused Batman shooter.
And when billions of dollars in potentially lost revenue are hanging in the balance, the interested parties take action. They’re serious about their money. They don’t screw around.
You see, if James Holmes was, for example, taking Prozac, all of a sudden no one wants to take it. If doctors prescribe it to patients, the patients say, “Hey, wasn’t this the drug that nutcase took before he killed all those people in the theater?”
08-07-2012, 08:21 PM
Aurora theater shooting charity investigated by police ( link (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21223879/aurora-theater-shooting-charity-investigated-by-police?source=pkg) )
Fania declined to reveal what website was being investigated or the names of those behind it but said the detective conducting the investigation believes criminal charges likely will be filed.
Aurora began investigating the suspicious site after receiving tips from concerned individuals who noticed it on the Internet.
Enough concerns have been raised about other fundraising efforts that the Colorado Attorney General's office is looking into some sites it considers suspicious. In addition, a Facebook page devoted to Aurora shooting victims is no longer publicizing efforts by private parties seeking donations.
08-07-2012, 08:43 PM
Scott Smith Attended 'Dark Knight' Screening In Ohio Heavily Armed For Protection, Lawyer Says ( link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/scott-smith-dark-knight-arrested-ohio_n_1753951.html) )
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A northeast Ohio man brought a gun, ammunition and several knives to a showing of the latest Batman movie because he wanted to protect himself in case someone tried to replicate last month's deadly Colorado theater shooting, his attorney said Tuesday.
Smith brought the weapons to a Regal Cinemas theater in Westlake, just outside of Cleveland, and seated himself in the middle of the theater's back row a half hour before the movie started, police said.
The officer said Smith consented to a search inside the theater. Arcuri said the officer was more familiar with the bag, and he knew where to look when he found a loaded 9 mm Glock pistol with two extra loaded magazines, Arcuri said. The officer also found three knives in the bag and another knife on Smith, he said. There were also medical supplies, but Arcuri would not elaborate on what they were.
Police searched Smith's North Ridgeville home Monday night and found more weapons, including at least six pistols and several shotguns and rifles, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. They also found more than one bulletproof vest.
2:02 a.m. CDT, August 9, 2012
DENVER (Reuters) - Attorneys for 20 news organizations will be in a Colorado courtroom on Thursday to argue that documents detailing the murder case against accused movie theater gunman James Holmes should be unsealed by a judge and open to the public.
Police Audio Raises The Possibility There Were Multiple Shooters In The 'Dark Knight' Massacre
Aug. 7, 2012, 5:51 PM
At a July 20 press conference Aurora police Chief Dan Oates said investigators were confident that James Holmes acted alone in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history by casualties and that authorities were "not looking for any other suspects."
But doubters are citing official evidence to question that Holmes was the only shooter, or a shooter at all.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/james-holmes-conspiracy-theories-2012-8#ixzz232i7xqPL
08-09-2012, 10:33 AM
updated 2:34 PM EDT, Thu August 9, 2012
(CNN) -- Hours before Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes faced another court hearing, his lawyers Thursday asked the presiding judge to reject a request by media organizations, including CNN, to unseal the full court record in the case.
Holmes' lawyers also called Thursday for a court website to stop listing publicly available documents in the case.
Posted: 08/09/2012 09:44:10 AM MDT
August 9, 2012 9:20 PM GMTUpdated: 08/09/2012 03:20:01 PM MDT
Posted: 08/09/2012 09:44:10 AM MDT
August 9, 2012 9:25 PM GMTUpdated: 08/09/2012 03:25:49 PM MDTB
"We as a defense team cannot begin to examine the nature or depth of Mr. Holmes' mental illness until we recieve full disclosure," said defense attorney Daniel King.
Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21273078/
08-09-2012, 08:51 PM
Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes mentally ill, attorneys say
Opening the records would give the public a much more complete picture of the proceedings against Holmes, 24, who had recently withdrawn from a graduate program in neuroscience at the University of Colorado.
James Holmes, Accused Colorado Gunman, Sought Help For Mental Illness, His Lawyer Claims
Posted: 08/09/2012 10:03 pm Updated: 08/09/2012 10:50 pm
Holmes' public defender, in a hearing on media access to court files in the case, repeatedly made references to his client's unspecified mental illness, giving the first clear sign that Holmes' lawyers might be considering an insanity defense.
"He tried to get help with his mental illness," said of his client, a 24-year-old former neuroscience graduate student at the University of Colorado who faces 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.
Aurora Shooting Victims Upset University of Colo. Didn't Act on James Holmes' Psychiatrist's Concerns
Aug. 9, 2012
Now, three weeks after losing her boyfriend, Young is speaking out for the first time to "Nightline" about warning signs the University of Colorado may have missed. Reportedly, the psychiatrist who was treating Holmes expressed concerns about his behavior to others nearly six weeks before the shooting.
(Video includes a couple of the witnessess - Jennifer S, Jansen Y)
Lawyer asks for more time to assess the mental state of the accused Aurora shooter.
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at 5:27 PM ET
a serious move that is protected under Colorado law when psychiatrists are aware of an imminent threat that their patient might cause harm to others.
A university spokesperson declined to comment on how university police may have responded to Fenton’s concerns, citing a gag order preventing comment on the investigation.
University Of Colorado Begins Investigation Into James Holmes After Aurora Shooting
Posted: 08/10/2012 2:19 pm Updated: 08/10/2012 2:30 pm
The University of Colorado is investigating its staff's communication with James Holmes, a former graduate student at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, in the months leading up to a mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater.
Concerns about Holmes reportedly surfaced in early June. However, the Ph.D. candidate quit the doctoral program June 10 -- three days after failing an important oral exam. Reports now confirm that he bought an assault rifle right after the exam.
08-10-2012, 09:35 PM
The University of Illinois released documents from Holmes' application process to become a neuroscience graduate student at the school, complete with a personal statement and a photograph of Holmes in sunglasses pointing a strand of hay at a llama.
"Those who met you ... during your interview visit felt that your personal and professional qualities are truly outstanding and that you will be an excellent match for our program," said the Illinois acceptance letter from professor J. Lee Beverly .
Holmes' application reveals his grade-point average from the University of California at Riverside was 3.94 on a 4.0 scale, that he was Phi Betta Kappa member and his GRE verbal score was in the 98th percentile and quantitative score was in the 94 percentile. His analytical writing score was in the 45 percentile.
08-11-2012, 08:51 AM
Update on Fitz Apartments
Manager who rejected Holmes apartment application lived in the building and is now an evacuee.
Joanne Southard, who is the manager of the Fitz Apartments, along with her son and two grand children are among the evacuees.
"The kids keep asking me where we're going to be sleeping," Southard told 9NEWS. "I tell them we're going to be sleeping on the floor."
Southard is frustrated as she tries to find a new permanent home for her family, more so, she doesn't understand why someone would set the fire.
"No one can ever give me an answer as to why anybody would be that mean to trap all of us - they didn't just block us in. They trapped us in," Southard said.
Security camera tapes turned over to police:
Southard, the maintenance manager (I think husband of Joanne), said he also oversees security video for the buildings.
"Last night it caught every minute of it that was going on out here. The cameras in between buildings caught it all," said Southard.
Southard said he turned that video over to Aurora arson investigators.
Investigators told Kost that they obtained security video from the apartment building and nearby businesses.
POI lives in the same building:
A tenant of the building has been interviewed by police and is considered a person of interest. Residents in the building are being asked for information about their dealings with the man who lived in The Fitz apartment complex for two years.
POI lives in nearby building:
Sources familiar with the investigation told Hernandez the person of interest is a tenant in the apartment building next to the four-story building that burned...A tenant told Hernandez that investigators have placed a red evidence seal on the door of an apartment unit where the person of interest lives.
Experts: James Holmes' defense team will struggle to get insanity plea
Posted: 08/11/2012 12:01:00 AM MDT
And that task is even more challenging in Colorado, where the burden falls to prosecutors to prove a defendant's sanity at the time of the crime.
James Holmes Has 'Great Amount Of Intellectual And Emotional Maturity': Letter Of Recommendation
08/11/12 03:19 AM ET
DENVER -- The man accused of opening fire in a suburban Denver movie theater had been an excellent student who left an impression good enough for acceptance to a competitive neuroscience program at the University of Illinois.
Colorado shooting: Suspect enjoyed video games, movies, school friend says
July 21, 2012 | 5:00pm
The alleged gunman in the Colorado theater shootings enjoyed the company of a few high school friends who liked to play cards, video games and watch movies together as teenagers.
Judge in James Holmes case: Gag order remains, most records remain sealed
Posted 6 hours ago
The judge in the case of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes ruled on Monday to keep nearly all relevant court documents sealed from public view, and keep a gag order in place, saying disclosure of records could damage the investigation, and the defendant’s access to a fair hearing.
Posted: 08/15/2012 05:22:29 PM MDT
August 15, 2012 11:30 PM GMTUpdated: 08/15/2012 05:30:14 PM MDT
A debate over a notebook Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist has been postponed one week.
James Holmes officially evicted, bed and clothing removed by lawyers
Posted: 08/16/2012 10:18:05 AM MDT
August 16, 2012 5:59 PM GMTUpdated: 08/16/2012 11:59:47 AM MDT
James Eagan Holmes has officially been evicted from his Aurora apartment and all of his belongings have been removed by his lawyers, the Adams County Sheriff's office said.
Aurora Theater Shooting Suspect Appears Dazed, Staring Blankly During Court Hearing
POSTED: 3:19 pm MDT August 16, 2012
UPDATED: 3:36 pm MDT August 16, 2012
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes at times looked dazed and confused during a Thursday court hearing, showing no emotion as a lawyer discussed a charity's efforts to help victims.
James Holmes' attorneys try to block CU from turning over records
Posted: 08/17/2012 12:01:00 AM MDT
August 17, 2012 7:54 AM GMTUpdated: 08/17/2012 01:54:40 AM MDT
Attorneys for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes sought Thursday to block prosecutors from obtaining records about him from the University of Colorado.
08-17-2012, 08:49 PM
Did CU Officials Consider James Holmes 'High Risk' For Violence?
CALL7 Investigators Obtain Documents Directing CU Staff Call Police On High Risk Student
08-20-2012, 08:21 PM
Aurora Asking For Public Input On Theater's Future
Psychiatrist Contacted CU Colleagues About James Holmes
POSTED: 10:40 pm MDT August 21, 2012
UPDATED: 10:57 pm MDT August 21, 2012
Dr. Lynn Fenton Raised Concerns About Holmes Before Deadly Aurora Movie Theater Shooting
08-22-2012, 07:36 AM
Accused Colorado gunman saw three mental health experts: report
Accused Colorado gunman James Holmes, charged with killing 12 people in a movie theater rampage last month, saw at least three mental health professionals at the University of Colorado before the shooting, a CBS News affiliate reported on Tuesday.
08-22-2012, 07:41 AM
The CALL7 investigators first confirmed through sources that Fenton had expressed her concern about Holmes with a CU threat assessment team and a campus police officer. She also asked for and received a police background check on Holmes.
Her actions broke doctor-patient confidentiality, Ferrugia reported.
CU Retaining More Lawyers After Aurora Killings
Lawyers For Employees Who Sat On CU Threat Team
POSTED: 9:37 pm MDT August 22, 2012
UPDATED: 10:18 pm MDT August 22, 2012
DENVER -- The University of Colorado is retaining more lawyers for staff after the killings at an Aurora movie theater last month.
Attorneys to argue over release of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes' records
Posted: 5:47 AM
DENVER - A judge will hear arguments Thursday about whether the Colorado theater shooting suspect's university records can be turned over to prosecutors.
Procedural hearing about records? Hardly as prosecutors make their case that Holmes is sane
By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, August 23, 1:29 AM
James Holmes, a former neuroscience doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, is expected to attend the hearing. Prosecutors are seeking copies of 100 pages of non-medical education records subpoenaed by prosecutors and turned over last week by the school to Arapahoe County District Judge William Sylvester.
DA: Holmes made threat at CU at same time he failed, bought guns
Posted: 08/23/2012 02:41:43 PM MDT
August 23, 2012 11:8 PM GMTUpdated: 08/23/2012 05:08:55 PM MDT
Karen Pearson, the lead prosecutor, also said in court that CU officials reported the threats to university police and cut off Holmes' access card, blocking his ability to enter secure areas of buildings at the campus.
University officials later said they could not discuss a threat but said that Holmes's access card was de-activated when he voluntarily withdrew from the program.
Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_21384695#ixzz24PwwxPvN
No Ruling On Prosecutor's Request For Holmes' College Records
Defense Seeks To Quash Former Grad Student's CU Records Subpoenaed By DA
POSTED: 3:10 pm MDT August 23, 2012
UPDATED: 5:02 pm MDT August 23, 2012
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Aurora movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes appeared in court Thursday afternoon while his attorneys tried to quash a prosecution subpoena for University of Colorado records about the former graduate student.
08-24-2012, 03:10 PM
Accused Colorado gunman told classmate he wanted to kill people: document
Accused Colorado gunman James Holmes had conversations with a classmate about wanting to kill people in March 2012, four months before a deadly rampage that left 12 people dead and 58 others wounded 58, a court document showed on Friday.
Holmes “had conversations with a classmate about wanting to kill people in March, 2012, and that he would do so when his life was over,” attorneys for the state wrote.
08-26-2012, 08:48 PM
An older article, but I hadn't seen it posted here (hope I'm not duplicating...)
Expert: Package to Holmes' psychiatrist may not be privileged
But Alta Charo, a professor of law and medical ethicist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, said it was not so clear. She described the legal code as "a messy business, because it actually varies from state to state."
Dr. Joseph J. Fins, chief of the division of medical ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College at New York Presbyterian Hospital, noted that doctor-patient confidentiality is considered sacrosanct, except in isolated cases where, to protect the patient or others, it can be breached.
If the package arrived after last Friday's shooting spree, the matter becomes a judicial question that could be settled by whether its contents were subpoenaed, he said.
"After the fact, there may be no further harm to be prevented," Fins said. At that point, it's up to the individual psychiatrist to decide whether to consider the information privileged anyway, he said
08-27-2012, 06:29 AM
The text message, sent to another graduate student in early July, was cryptic and worrisome. Had she heard of “dysphoric mania,” James Eagan Holmes wanted to know?
The psychiatric condition, a form of bipolar disorder, combines the frenetic energy of mania with the agitation, dark thoughts and in some cases paranoid delusions of major depression.
She messaged back, asking him if dysphoric mania could be managed with treatment. Mr. Holmes replied: “It was,” but added that she should stay away from him “because I am bad news.”
Other students said Mr. Holmes did his rotations in the laboratories of Achim Klug, who studies the auditory system; Mark Dell’Acqua, who does basic research on synaptic signaling; and Dr. Curt Freed, whose work focuses on messenger chemicals in the brain and stem cell transplants in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
08-27-2012, 10:39 PM
Sophomore integrative physiology major Jared Lucero, 19, was at the movie theater the night of the massacre and was shocked to hear that a former CU student was the suspect. Lucero arrived approximately 15 minutes before Holmes and parked his car behind the theater where Holmes supposedly parked. Lucero’s car, now a part of the crime scene, was impounded for three days.
08-28-2012, 01:58 PM
Topic of today's press conference held by victims:
Theater shooting victims angry about the way relief fund money is being spent
Before Gunfire, Hints of ‘Bad News’
Published: August 26, 2012
AURORA, Colo. — The text message, sent to another graduate student in early July, was cryptic and worrisome. Had she heard of “dysphoric mania,” James Eagan Holmes wanted to know?
"He Floated Apart, Locked Inside a Private World They Could Neither Share Nor Penetrate"
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at 8:40 AM ET
A handful of reporters interviewed more than a dozen people who knew or had contact with Holmes—from fellow grad students to local food-truck vendors—to piece together the best look yet at the man widely believed to have opened fire in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater earlier this summer, and killed a dozen and injuring scores more.
Dysphoric Mania: What Is The Condition James Holmes Asked About Weeks Before The Aurora Shooting?
Posted: 08/28/2012 1:21 pm Updated: 08/28/2012 1:55 p
James Holmes, the 24-year-old former neuroscience graduate student who's been charged in the gruesome movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., last month, had asked a fellow graduate student about a mental condition called dysphoric mania weeks before the shooting, the New York Times reported.
Sources: Holmes' Psychiatrist Declined Mental Hold
Aug 26, 2012 10:49 p.m.
DENVER -- In a phone conversation about accused murderer James Holmes, A University of Colorado police officer discussed putting Holmes on a mental health hold in June, but his psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, declined, sources told CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia.
08-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Prosecutors In Holmes Case Get University Records
James Holmes Defense Calls for Sanctions Against Prosecutors in Aurora Shootings
Aug 29, 2012 3:35pm
Attorneys for James Holmes, the accused mass murderer in the July shootings in Aurora, Colorado, have filed a motion asking a judge to sanction prosecutors for “reckless disregard for the truth,” according to court documents obtained by ABC News.
DA Will Be Allowed To Access Some CU Records On Holmes
Judge Says Certain Pages Can Be Released With Redactions
POSTED: 11:14 am MDT August 29, 2012
UPDATED: 12:04 pm MDT August 29, 2012
08-30-2012, 08:14 PM
U. of Iowa rejected Colorado shooting suspect
But two days after Holmes' interview, neuroscience program director Daniel Tranel wrote a strongly worded email urging the admissions committee not to accept him to the school.
"James Holmes: Do NOT offer admission under any circumstances," wrote Tranel, a professor of neurology.
None of the documents further explain why Holmes' application was denied. University spokesman Tom Moore said Thursday that Holmes was academically qualified but officials did not see him as a "good personal fit for our program." He declined to elaborate.
Blumberg said in an email Thursday that he has no specific recollection of Holmes, noting officials interview many applicants each year. Tranel was not granting interview requests Thursday, a spokesman said.
A court hearing Thursday in Denver examined Holmes' relationship with University of Colorado psychiatrist Lynne Fenton, to whom he mailed a package containing a notebook that reportedly contained violent descriptions of an attack.
Fenton testified that she met with Holmes only once, on June 11, and that she believed their privileged relationship was limited to that day.
When Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Pearson asked Fenton if she had a doctor-patient relationship with Holmes on July 19, when he mailed her the package, Fenton said, "I believe I did not."
Defense attorneys presented the judge a "client summary" that Fenton filled out after her meeting with Holmes. They argued the document was enough to establish that the confidential nature of her relationship with Holmes was ongoing.
08-30-2012, 08:21 PM
Colorado shooting suspect called hospital 9 minutes before attack, attorney says
Psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Fenton, who met with Holmes once previously, testified she could be reached at the number that Holmes dialed but said she was not aware Holmes had called the number before the attack.
Defense attorney Tamara Brady said that Holmes placed the call to the after-hours number at a hospital at the University of Colorado, Anschutz campus.
Fenton did not speak to Holmes on the phone.
08-31-2012, 08:06 PM
Hospital got hang-up call before Colo. shooting
Hospital marketing director Brad Fixler said the switchboard did receive a seven-second call at 12:31 a.m. on July 20, about eight minutes before 911 dispatchers began receiving calls about the shooting. But he said the caller hung up without saying anything.
"We did not receive any calls asking specifically for Dr. Fenton nor any other psychiatrist at our hospital," Fixler said.
1st news posted in 8 days? wow.
Possible Lawsuit Over Aurora Movie Shootings Targets Owner
September 7, 2012 3:26 PM
Lawyers in New York they say Cinemark is the main entity they’re planning to go after for compensation for the victims. They’re hoping they can reach some sort of settlement right off the bat, but they’re prepared to go to court.
09-20-2012, 08:37 PM
During the hearing, the prosecution asked the judge to allow for more DNA samples along with fingerprints from Holmes. According to the prosecution, there is a palm print on the exit door of the theater they want to match.
The judge handing the James Holmes case has granted the prosecution's motion to add ten more charges and amend 16 other already existing counts....
The 16 other amended counts appear to have been amended to correct victims' names. The names have been redacted in the motion granting the amending charges and prosecutors will not say why because of the gag order in the case.
'Dark Knight' Shooter
No More ORANGE Hair
9/20/2012 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Prosecutors drop fight to see notebook Holmes mailed to psychiatrist before Aurora theater shooting
Last Updated: 8 hours ago
Holmes was wide-eyed and blinking and he twitched with a facial tick, 7NEWS reporter Marshall Zelinger reported from the courthouse. Later Thursday, a new mugshot of Holmes was released by the sheriff's office that showed a wide-eyed Holmes with short hair.
At times, Holmes looked out of the corner of his eye toward victims in the gallery and turned around to look at news reporters at the end of the hearing.
09-23-2012, 02:26 PM
Case highlights differing laws
While UI released Holmes' records - but not other applicants - other states do not
“FERPA does not protect Mr. Holmes’ application records because he did not matriculate here. In other words, FERPA only protects the records of students who enroll here, not those who only apply but did not enroll,” Moore said.
Like UI, none of the other schools included names of other prospective students. All of the schools included Holmes’ academic history, except the University of Kansas, which blacked out his Graduate Record Examinations results. Most of the disclosures include basic personal information, including Holmes’ home address, phone number and email address, but the University of Alabama and Birmingham removed those items. Texas A&M even included the family income range that Holmes listed.
09-25-2012, 09:44 PM
James Holmes, Aurora Shooting Suspect, To Submit Palm Print And DNA Sample
Arapahoe County District Judge William B. Sylvester issued his order Tuesday. Prosecutors argued Thursday that they needed the print from 24-year-old James Holmes to compare with a print found on the inside of a theater exit door, as well as a DNA sample for comparing with other evidence collected by investigators.
09-25-2012, 09:46 PM
Judge to unseal documents in Holmes case
Arapahoe County District Court Judge William B. Sylvester Friday ordered the “unsuppression” of the court file, with some exceptions, by 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
09-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Prof whom Holmes allegedly threatened appears to be his psychiatrist
In the filing, prosecutors assert that Holmes and Dr. Lynne Fenton ended their doctor-patient relationship after Holmes made threats to someone, who reported those threats to the CU police. Later in the filing, prosecutors appear to indicate that the person who contacted police was Fenton. In both cases, though, the name of the person contacting police is redacted.
Theater shooting suspect's lawyers ask to delay preliminary hearing
Posted: 10/11/2012 08:35:08 AM MDT
October 11, 2012 4:37 PM GMTUpdated: 10/11/2012 10:37:43 AM MDT
ARAPAHOE COUNTY — Attorneys for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes asked a judge Thursday to postpone a preliminary hearing scheduled next month.
Judge William Sylvester made no final decision and said the issue would be further discussed at the next hearing in the case, scheduled Oct. 25.
Family of Aurora theater shooting victim files suit against Cinemark
Posted: 10/11/2012 11:18:19 AM MDT
October 11, 2012 5:29 PM GMTUpdated: 10/11/2012 11:29:10 AM MDT
The family of AJ Boik, one of 12 people killed in the Aurora theater shooting, have filed a lawsuit against Cinemark, claiming the theater company was negligent in failing to provide adequate security the night of the shooting.
10-28-2012, 06:00 PM
This CNN article (http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/30/justice/colorado-shooting/index.html?hpt=ju_bn2) is a bit older but I hadn't seen the info on the Univ. of Iowa in any other articles and found it interesting.
Fenton testified that Holmes' defense team contacted her after the shooting and asked that she send the notebook back to Holmes via them.
In 2011, the University of Iowa rejected Holmes' graduate application, with one official saying "Do NOT offer admissions under any circumstances," according to documents obtained by CNN.
A second university official agreed not to make the recommendation for Holmes' admittance.
11-03-2012, 10:43 AM
9Wants to Know: From Jimmy Holmes to James Holmes
After graduating high school in 2006, Holmes studied neuroscience at the University of California at Riverside where he lived in typical dorm settings. In the apartment complex where he lived, students who were there during Holmes' time don't recall him.
While numerous students and staff told 9Wants to Know they clearly know the name and Holmes' ties to the university, no clear recollections of him emerged.
9Wants to Know spent a significant amount of time looking for students and staff in the Biological Sciences building who would have likely interacted with the suspect. Nobody remembered Holmes. Not even students who graduated the same year.
One faculty member said a professor who did know Holmes and wrote him a recommendation letter is under a gag-order.
11-09-2012, 09:01 AM
A new District Attorney will be taking over the case of James Holmes v. The People of Colorado in Arapahoe County.
Republican George Brauchler, 43, won the state's biggest judicial district with 53 percent of the vote compared to Democrat Ethan Feldman's 47 percent.
11-15-2012, 04:40 AM
A Thursday hearing for the man charged with the Colorado movie theater killings was postponed Wednesday after his lawyers told a judge James Holmes would be unable to attend because he was sent to a local hospital Tuesday.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/14/colorado-shooting-suspect-cant-go-to-hearing-defense-lawyers-say/?test=latestnews#ixzz2CHL4FSVr
11-15-2012, 11:43 AM
Holmes skips hearing; medical reasons cited
11-15-2012, 03:07 PM
James Holmes Hospitalized For 'Half-Hearted' Suicide Attempt
Sources told KOAA that Holmes stood on his bed and fell backwards, apparently trying to crack his head. He followed that by running headfirst into his jail cell wall and on a third try to hurt himself, hit his head against the wall.
11-20-2012, 05:12 PM
James Holmes: Inmate's strange tale of "confession" and suicide efforts
He says that Holmes told him "he felt like he was in a video game" during the shooting, that "he wasn't on his meds" and "nobody would help him." He says Holmes also mentioned NLP -- presumably, neuro-linguistic programming, a much-scorned and outmoded approach to psychotherapy -- and claimed to have been "programmed" to kill by an evil therapist.
He says Holmes told him he "walked up and down the aisles" of the theater three times before he opened fire, and that detail, if true, might have some bearing on the pending litigation by victims' families against the theater chain. Unruh has paperwork indicating that he's been in communication with at least one family member on that point.
11-26-2012, 05:54 PM
New photo of theater-shooting suspect James Holmes revealed
12-05-2012, 05:45 PM
James Holmes case: University releases thousands of emails
01-09-2013, 03:39 PM
Hours before James Holmes allegedly carried out a massacre at a Colorado movie theater he took a series of menacing self-portraits with his dyed orange hair curling out of from under a black skull cap and his eyes covered with black contacts.
A prosecutor told the court after the photographs were shown that Holmes had a "depravity of human heart."
Those haunting photographs, found on his iPhone, were shown in court today on the last day of a preliminary testimony that will lead to a decision on whether the case will go to trial. The hearing concluded without Holmes' defense calling any witnesses.
The judge's decision on whether the case will proceed to trial is expected on Friday.
01-16-2013, 04:08 PM
James Holmes' Psychiatrist Sued by Widow of Aurora Shooting Victim
...a civil lawsuit filed this week in Denver on behalf Chantel Blunk, the widow of Jonathan Blunk, faults Fenton for rejecting the campus police's offer to have Holmes placed on a 72-hour "psychiatric hold."
Fenton's employer, the University of Colorado Denver, is also named as a defendant
The judge in last year's Colorado theater shootings, in which 12 people died and 70 others were wounded, rejected the defense's request Friday that he strike down the state's law on insanity pleas.
03-15-2013, 04:26 PM
Federal agents are looking for a man who made numerous telephone and e-mail threats to blow up the Arapahoe County Jail, airliners, airports, and a hotel unless authorities released Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes.
An electronic search executed to trace computer servers that handled the Voice Over Internet calls and e-mails sent by the man tracked an e-mail account he was using to Internet protocol addresses that "resolved in Iran," according to documents on file at U.S. District Court in Denver.
The calls may not have come from Iran, however. It is easy to manipulate identifying information about VOIP
Read more: Man threatened to blow up jail, demanded James Holmes' release, feds say - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22784039/feds-man-threatened-blow-up-jail-demanded-james#ixzz2NdsImMbg
04-28-2013, 03:14 AM
Episode 4 (Season 2) of Dates from Hell is entitled, "Dark Knight" and is about a couple who was there and one of them was killed. It aired last week (04/19)
06-04-2013, 12:23 PM
James Holmes Insanity Plea: Judge Accepts Colorado Theater Shooting Suspect's Plea
HOLMES TO WEAR HIDDEN HARNESS ANCHORED TO FLOOR
Jun. 27 6:48 PM EDT
A judge ruled Thursday that Holmes must be restrained because he's charged with violent crimes.
A trial expert says the 5,000 people expected to get a jury summons in the Colorado theater shooting trial would be among the highest number ever in the nation.
The Denver Post reported Thursday that jury-selection consultant Jeffrey Frederick says the projected number of potential jurors is the highest he could recall.
Judge Carlos Samour Jr. has said that about 3,500 people would likely respond.
Judge gives James Holmes' doctors extra time to evaluate his sanity
Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes remains on track for a February trial date, despite a judge's ruling Tuesday delaying a key deadline.
During a short hearing Tuesday, Judge Carlos Samour allowed doctors at the Colorado Mental Health Institute an extra month and a half to evaluate Holmes' sanity. The new deadline for the evaluation — which is expected to begin soon — is now Sept. 16. Previously, the evaluation was to be finished by July 31.
07-06-2013, 05:46 AM
Aurora detectives seized bank records of theater shooting suspect James Holmes without obtaining a judge's permission, prosecutors acknowledged in a court filing this week.
The records were obtained from Point Loma Federal Credit Union in California, one of two banks where Holmes had accounts and detectives sought financial records. According to the filing, the court order for production of the bank records was signed by a notary but not by a judge. That document was then used to compel the credit union to turn over the records.
Read more: Aurora detectives seized James Holmes' bank records without judge's OK - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23605259/aurora-detectives-seized-james-holmes-bank-records-without#ixzz2YG0QTmUT
12-03-2013, 01:15 PM
The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case on Thursday indefinitely postponed the trial of James Holmes so attorneys can argue whether he should undergo another psychiatric evaluation.
Holmes' trial had been set to begin in February...
District Judge Carlos Samour Jr. scheduled hearings on further testing and other pre-trial issues for Dec. 17 and 18.
02-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Judge sets October trial for James Holmes in Aurora theater shooting
At Thursday's hearing, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour set the start of trial for Oct. 14. That is when the first batch of the 6,000 prospective jurors set to be summoned for the case — one of the largest jury calls in U.S. history — will arrive for the first phase of jury selection. Picking a jury could take three months, meaning opening statements in the trial may not actually begin until 2015. A verdict and possible sentence for James Holmes are likely still more than a year away.
Colorado movie theater massacre trial may be televised, judge rules
11-18-2014, 07:16 PM
12-10-2014, 08:29 PM
A judge overseeing the Colorado movie theater massacre case said on Wednesday he will not delay the trial of gunman James Holmes again, rejecting a request by the defense for more time to study the results of a second court-ordered sanity exam.
Jury selection in the trial of Holmes, 26, is due to start next month, and Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour has previously told lawyers for both sides to be ready to present their opening statements in late May or early June.
04-27-2015, 09:03 PM
Aurora theater shooter James Holmes suffers from schizophrenia and is so delusional he believed killing people would improve his value as a person, defense attorneys said
04-29-2015, 11:05 AM
Gut-wrenching survivor testimony in James Holmes trial
"I told him that I loved him and that I would take care of our baby if he didn't make it," said Medley. She later gave birth to a healthy son, now 3, as Caleb underwent brain surgery in the same hospital.
Caleb, an aspiring comedian, survived with terrible injuries. His speech is barely intelligible, and he was pushed to the witness stand in a wheelchair. He answered questions Tuesday by pointing to letters on a poster board for a court interpreter.
Good recap of yesterday's testimony
Theater trial adjourns after emotional 911 call
The prosecution played audio of the call made by Kaylan Bailey, who was babysitting 6-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan, the youngest person killed in the shooting.
Bailey is heard screaming "I need help!" and "I can't hear you!" as she tearfully describes what happened to her "cute cousin." She's repeatedly told to perform CPR on the 6-year-old, but continually says that she can't.
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