CU News Corps

OPINION: The ‘benefits’ of mass killings

Lo Snelgrove, CU News Corps

August 7, 2015

Blood and horror. Senseless violence. Public death. Not many people would disagree that mass killings are awful occurrences. But some people benefit from them. Friday afternoon, Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was sentenced...

In the jury’s hands: Scenes from closing arguments

Carol McKinley, CU News Corps

August 7, 2015

1. George Brauchler pacing like a prize fighter before his closing remarks, looking over at the crowded victims’ families side. 2. James Holmes, who had his head on his hands during jury instructions while the jury is out,...

7 things you didn’t see on the court monitor: Woman disrupts closings

Carol McKinley

July 31, 2015

1. Deborah Cave is in the back row.  She's been in the courtroom all week and suspicious deputies have already given her a warning about not making an outburst.  Still, just as DA George Brauchler is making his closing arg...

Pop Quiz

July 21, 2015

During the three sentencing phases in the coming weeks, the gunman’s lawyers will show a human side of him calling a former college roommate from UC Riverside, several teachers and family friends, one of whom has the initials “S.Z.”

Who’s in There?

Who’s in There?

July 15, 2015

The Fat Lady is Warming Up

July 13, 2015

After 11 weeks, closing arguments in the trial of Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter James Holmes are scheduled to start Tuesday, and the jury is expected to start deliberations on Wednesday. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanit...

Scenes From the Courtroom

July 9, 2015

1. Before the defense's star witness Raquel Gur ever testified, she had to sit in the courtroom to wait her turn. Unfamiliar with the gallery, the psychiatrist sat exactly where she didn't want to be: directly in front of the...

Dueling psychiatrists

July 7, 2015

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...

Explanatory multimedia reporting from CU Boulder journalism students
From the Gallery