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Day 10 moved at a crawl, jurors stayed focused

May 11, 2015

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By Kelly Ragan CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — James Holmes had July 20, 2012 circled on the calendar hanging from a wall in his apartment. He drew an infinity sign around the date. Perhaps it meant he could never turn back...

The Intricacies of the Dangerous Man-Cave

May 11, 2015

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Quote of the day: "Welcome back. Did you have a good winter?" — Judge Carlos Samour to the jury after Mother's Day weekend temps hit below freezing. More explosion and incendiary talk from FBI bomb expert Christopher Rigopoulos. T...

Interview: Sandy Phillips

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

May 10, 2015

Filed under AURORA THEATER TRIAL

Listen as Sandy Phillips, mother of shooting victim Jessica Ghawi, talks about fighting for tighter gun restrictions, honoring victims of mass shootings and coping with the loss of her daughter, a talented young journalist. https://vimeo.com/127436071 ...

From the Front Row: If Not for a Discerning Neighbor

May 9, 2015

Filed under AURORA THEATER TRIAL, From the Gallery

Kaitlyn Fonzi lived an apartment below James Holmes. At around midnight going into July 20, 2012, she was rudely awakened by a blast of techno music, so she went upstairs to complain. The door was ajar and she had no way o...

From the Front Row: Fireworks in the Courtroom — Literally

May 9, 2015

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IMG_2452 A police robot which has four cameras attached to it aired these first pictures inside of Apartment #10. These videos were captured the morning of Friday, July 20, 2012. The glass jar on the chair is a home-made napalm ...

Inside apartment 10: Booby-trapped for heavy damage

May 8, 2015

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By Lo Snelgrove CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Kaitlyn Fonzi was not at the Century 16 in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012 when a masked assailant opened fired on a crowded theater. She was at home, sleeping in the apar...

CU News Corps reporter appears on national talk show

May 8, 2015

Filed under AURORA THEATER TRIAL

CU News Corps reporter Lo Snelgrove appeared Thursday night with Talk Center America host Diane Dimond, USA Today reporter Trevor Hughes, an FBI agent and a legal expert. Callers Skyped in their questions to the panel. Lo ma...

Day 8 features mountain of weaponry in Aurora theater shooting trial

May 7, 2015

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By Kelly Ragan CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In an effort to demonstrate the forethought that went into the murderous rampage at Aurora's Century 16 theater in July 2012, the prosecution in the theater shooting trial Thu...

From the Front Row: Quote of the Day

May 7, 2015

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During long-winded gunshot residue testimony: "Would you please explain to us how you use that high-tech gizmo?" — Dan King, Public Defender for defendant James Holmes...

From the Front Row: A mass-murder defendant's toys

May 7, 2015

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Court reporter disappeared under a mountain of JH's "toys" sealed in plastic. Later the jury passed it around. There was a helmet, guns, handcuffs, gun magazines, knives, a taser. How did he pay for it? Much of it he bought...

He was a quiet man: DA digs deeper into defendant’s life as a Ph.D. student on Day 7

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

May 6, 2015

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Just because a person is smart doesn’t mean he isn't mentally ill. Judge Carlos Samour, Jr. made this point clear Wednesday, Day 7 of the Aurora theater shooting trial. All morning, prosecutors tried...

From the Front Row: All About the Bombs

May 6, 2015

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Exhibits 05-06-15 James Holmes' second interview with police happened with no attorney present on July 20, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. It lasted 38 minutes. Police failed to record clearly the interview, so news organizations requested the tr...

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