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Psychiatric video: Aurora theater shooter killed to ward off suicide

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

May 29, 2015

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By Kelsey Ray CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Aurora theater shooter James Holmes said he committed mass murder to save his own life. "I kind of transferred my suicidal thoughts into homicidal," he said in a psychiat...

Defense calls for mistrial during state appointed psychiatrist's testimony

May 28, 2015

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Psychiatrist: James Holmes knew right from wrong; Court shows evaluation video

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

May 28, 2015

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By Kelsey Ray CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In James Holmes' own words, the most important thing people should know about him is "that I'm kind of shy, I guess." Few would agree. The general public knows Holmes not...

Potential dangers of publishing mass killer's personal notebook

May 27, 2015

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Editor's note:  CU News Corps, like many media outlets, has published the notebook in its entirety. Reporter Lo Snelgrove presents a different perspective on sharing this piece of evidence with the public.  By Lo Snelgrove CU...

Jurors hear from emotional victims, U.S. Postal Service employees and student who had classes with Holmes

May 27, 2015

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By Peri Duncan All Jansen Young could think about during her escape from theater 9 on July 20, 2012, was getting help for her boyfriend of nine months, 26-year-old Jonathan Blunk. Blunk pushed his petite girlfriend, then 21 y...

READ Aurora theater shooter’s notebook, sent to his psychiatrist, in its entirety

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

May 27, 2015

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By Kelsey Ray CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — On July 19, 2012, hours before embarking on his killing spree, James Holmes mailed a notebook to his psychiatrist. The scanned pages of the notebook, printed and given to ju...

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...

Notebook gives closest view of Aurora theater shooter's mindset before mass-murder

May 26, 2015

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By Lo Snelgrove CU News Corps Wearing shackles in court would make the Aurora theater shooter appear guilty to a jury, argued the shooter's attorneys in June 2013, almost a year after the July 20 rampage that left 70 injured a...

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...

Burden of proof: Colorado’s insanity plea rules and the James Holmes trial

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

May 22, 2015

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By Kelsey Ray CU News Corps BOULDER, Colo. — One month after opening statements, prosecutors seeking the death penalty for defendant James Holmes are halfway through their case. Jurors can expect to start hearing from men...

Day 17 of Aurora theater shooting trial ends with chilling 911 call and pictures from autopsies of six of the 12 victims

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

May 21, 2015

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By Peri Duncan CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — On the night of July 19, 2012, Keven Quinonez went to the Aurora Century 16 theater with his girlfriend. Thursday in court, almost three years after James Holmes walked int...

Prosecution tests jurors’ patience, remains "on schedule"

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

May 20, 2015

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By Kelsey Ray CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — When defendant James Holmes fired into the crowd of the Century 16 movie theater on July 20, 2012, his weapons left more than 240 bullet holes and impacts. On Wednesday, th...

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