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Ten Down, Two to Go

July 2, 2015

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The defense in the theater shooting trial has one more week to prove to the jury that accused gunman James Holmes was suffering from a psychotic break and could not control his impulse to kill the night he opened fire into a crowded premiere of The Dark Knigh...

Holmes' Cell Header

June 25, 2015

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You can see the defendant in the fuzzy picture above getting ready to fall backward. I remember that time in November 2012. We had a hearing but it was abruptly cancelled because of an emergency. We later learned that James Holmes had fallen backward on purpose and hit his head on ...

Judge Smacks Down Denver Post

June 23, 2015

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Judge Carlos Samour has scolded the Denver Post for asking to see all of the #theatertrial exhibits admitted into evidence: “The Post is the only member of the media that is apparently dissatisfied with the current arrangeme...

Juror 901: Dismissed but not denied

June 22, 2015

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You may have heard about the five jurors who have been dismissed from the Aurora theater shooting trial. The first three were let go in bulk because two of them overheard another having a speakerphone conversation with her husband about the case. The fourth...

A Peek Into Key Witness Testimony

June 18, 2015

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By Carol McKinley CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Tomorrow, one of the prosecution’s key witnesses will roll into the courtroom in her power wheelchair and testify. Ashley Moser arguably suffered the most of all of the th...

Bye Bye Middle School Sec

June 18, 2015

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We will miss her. She had class. Always dressed in proper attire (nix on the shorts and Harley Davidson shirt , third row juror). She paid attention. She took her job as one of 24 jurors in the batman theater shooting trial like...

Juror Problems: Judge Samour bounces three women from jury

June 12, 2015

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We're down to 21 out of an original 24 jurors. In a move that delayed the trial a day, three of the 19 women on the panel were kicked off the Batman movie theater shooting trial last week. I think it's a good thing. One of them,...

People Vs. Points

June 1, 2015

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James Holmes is not ashamed to say that he killed for points. His mission on July 20th, 2012, based on his theory of human capitol, was to kill as many people as he could. Each life equaled a point and increases his value as a...

Side stuff you won't read about Anywhere Else

May 29, 2015

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When Juror # 706 asked to have a personal matter conference in the courtroom, we were shocked out of our Thursday morning blahs. Of course we've heard the word "diarrhea" before. But in all fairness, maybe never out loud in a...

The Notebook / No…Not that "The Notebook"

May 26, 2015

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The spiral notebook entitled "(Course) of My Life" was James Holmes' last statement to the world...a 29 page manifesto revealing his plans and reasons. It was a treasure-hunt of clues. For instance, it was mailed with American...

Golden Sandals

May 22, 2015

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Veronica Moser-Sullivan and her dad, Ian Sullivan. I don't have a picture of the gold sandals to show you. Only those of us in the courtroom saw them because the x-rays and photos of the autopsy aren't being shared with the p...

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