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Denver psychiatrist sheds light on mental illness in Aurora theater trial

July 7, 2015

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By Lo Snelgrove CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — On day 44 of the Aurora theater shooting trial, Dr. Raquel Gur testified that James Holmes was legally insane at the time he opened fire on a movie theater. She is one of 20...

Dueling psychiatrists

July 7, 2015

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It’s now two against two. Two court-appointed psychiatrists say James Holmes was sane the night of the theater shooting and two others say he was insane the night of the shooting. Defense witness Dr. Raquel Gur is one of those. In...

Case moving into national spotlight as last week of testimony begins

July 6, 2015

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — As the trial of the Aurora theater shooter nears its end, there are new faces in the courtroom — political groups who have been watching and are possibly positioning themselves for the verdict. This afternoon,...

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...

Separating intelligence, mental illness, insanity in Aurora theater trial

July 1, 2015

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By Lo Snelgrove CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The Aurora theater shooter has an IQ  score of 123, which ranks him in the category dubbed "superior intelligence". Attorneys prosecuting the shooter, James Holmes, have brought...

Theater shooter acted "normal" for first few months in jail

June 30, 2015

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Nearly four months into his imprisonment, the Aurora theater shooter began to act in a peculiar fashion: he licked walls, sat naked on top of his clothes, was verbally non-communicative, refused to eat or drink, ate a sandwich...

Psychiatrist endures second day of fiery questioning by prosecution

June 26, 2015

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By Lo Snelgrove CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Just a few days after James Holmes gunned down a crowd at an Aurora movie theater, his attorneys chose Dr. Jonathan Woodcock — a psychiatrist with no background in forensic ps...

Innocent until proven sane: Defense begins case to save theater shooter’s life

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

June 25, 2015

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By Kelsey Ray CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Nine weeks after prosecutors began their case to end the life of James Holmes, five public defenders are attempting to save it. The Aurora theater shooting trial defense te...

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...

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