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« Reply #140 on: November 14, 2012, 09:49:16 PM »

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57550077/sources-colo-massacre-suspect-has-made-half-hearted-suicide-tries/
Sources: Colo. massacre suspect has made "half-hearted" suicide tries
November 14, 2012

James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora, Colorado movie massacre, has made various "half-hearted" suicide attempts in recent days, law enforcement sources tell CBS4's Brian Maass.
A court hearing for Holmes scheduled for Thursday has been postponed after his attorneys said Wednesday that he had been taken to a hospital for unspecified reasons.
Court documents filed Wednesday gave no details of James E. Holmes' condition, other than that it "renders him unable to be present in court for (Thursday's) hearing." The hearing had been scheduled to discuss pretrial motions and media requests for information under state open records laws.

However, law enforcement sources told CBS4's Maass that Holmes has made multiple suicide attempts in recent days -- although none have resulted in serious injury.

Holmes received medical attention after at least one of the attempts. But law enforcement contacts characterize the attempted suicides -- including running into a jail cell wall -- as half hearted attempts.

At a hearing Wednesday on defense attorneys' request to delay the court date, defense attorney Tamara Brady said Holmes was taken to a hospital Tuesday. She didn't say where or offer details on why, saying attorneys don't want to disclose privileged medical or psychiatric information.
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His mental health has been an issue in the case since shortly after the shootings. His lawyers told the judge in early August, about three weeks after the shootings, that Holmes was mentally ill. They have not said whether he would enter an insanity plea.

Holmes has appeared alternately dazed and alert in previous court appearances. Attorneys have not said whether he is under medication.

He had been seeing a psychiatrist before the shootings.

He's being held without bail and hasn't entered a plea
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« Reply #141 on: December 05, 2012, 04:10:43 PM »

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/05/university-releases-records-that-may-relate-to-colo-theater-shooting-suspect/
University releases records that may relate to Colo. theater shooting suspect; many redacted
December 5, 2012


DENVER –  The University of Colorado at Denver has released thousands of documents that may relate to the man accused in the Colorado theater shootings, but much of the material appears to be heavily redacted.
More than 2,000 records were released Wednesday after news organizations, including The Associated Press, requested them to learn about James Holmes' year at the school.
A significant number of the documents appeared to be entirely redacted by the school. The university cited federal laws that bar the release of academic or medical information.
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« Reply #142 on: December 05, 2012, 07:25:33 PM »

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dark-night-rises-shooters-records-398544
University of Denver released 2,000 documents related to alleged shooter James Holmes, revealing that he had a brief romantic relationship. December 5, 2012

Responding to media requests, University of Colorado at Denver released over 2,000 documents related to James Holmes, the alleged shooter in a movie theater rampage in July.

According to the Associated Press, a large number of the documents were redacted, but revealed several new details: Holmes had a brief romantic relationship; one of his professors feared for her students' safety; and students were asked not to speak to media or post to social media about the shooting, but instead refer all requests to campus publicists.
Among the documents not released were 100 emails between Holmes and his friends and family.
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« Reply #143 on: December 11, 2012, 03:50:18 PM »

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/12/james-holmes-defense-to-subpoena-fox-news-journo.html?mid=google&google_editors_picks=true
Lawyers for James Holmes Want Fox News Reporter’s Notebook Source
December 11, 2012

Attorneys for Aurora, Colorado, shooter James Holmes want to know how Fox News learned about his scary notebook, and plan to subpoena reporter Jana Winter over the matter, they announced in court yesterday. A package addressed to Holmes's psychiatrist was found in the University of Colorado mail room four days after the shooting. According to a Fox News report, it was "full of details about how he was going to kill people" and "drawings and illustrations of the massacre," revelations the defense says violate a gag order in the case.
Nine different law enforcement officials testified yesterday that they were not the source of the leak, the Associated Press reports, and that they did not even know of the notebook's existence until Holmes's lawyers asked for it back. It was then found undelivered, and "I just kind of fanned through it with my thumb," said Aurora detective Alton Reed. It was eventually handed over to the court.
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« Reply #144 on: December 24, 2012, 07:24:23 PM »

I just came across this, and even though it's a couple of months old, I wanted to post it.

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Hospital write-offs exceed $2 million in theater tragedy
November 4, 2012

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University of Colorado Hospital worked with Medicaid and private insurers so that none of their patients paid deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses. Doctors also wrote off expenses. Chief executive John Harney said his hospital wrote off more than $2 million in care.

The HealthOne system, including Medical Center of Aurora and Swedish Medical Center, said it provided nearly $500,000 in charity care, not including what doctors didn't bill.
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« Reply #145 on: December 24, 2012, 08:21:03 PM »

I just came across this, and even though it's a couple of months old, I wanted to post it.

http://**/news/ci_21924270/hospital-write-offs-exceed-2-million-theater-tragedy?source=pkg
Hospital write-offs exceed $2 million in theater tragedy
November 4, 2012

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University of Colorado Hospital worked with Medicaid and private insurers so that none of their patients paid deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses. Doctors also wrote off expenses. Chief executive John Harney said his hospital wrote off more than $2 million in care.

The HealthOne system, including Medical Center of Aurora and Swedish Medical Center, said it provided nearly $500,000 in charity care, not including what doctors didn't bill.
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Thank You for sharing this Muffy. There is still so much good in the world. I think we forget. As it seems only the bad and ugly is what we see. 
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« Reply #146 on: December 25, 2012, 12:41:03 AM »

I just came across this, and even though it's a couple of months old, I wanted to post it.

http://**/news/ci_21924270/hospital-write-offs-exceed-2-million-theater-tragedy?source=pkg
Hospital write-offs exceed $2 million in theater tragedy
November 4, 2012

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University of Colorado Hospital worked with Medicaid and private insurers so that none of their patients paid deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses. Doctors also wrote off expenses. Chief executive John Harney said his hospital wrote off more than $2 million in care.

The HealthOne system, including Medical Center of Aurora and Swedish Medical Center, said it provided nearly $500,000 in charity care, not including what doctors didn't bill.
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Thank You for sharing this Muffy. There is still so much good in the world. I think we forget. As it seems only the bad and ugly is what we see. 

You're welcome Green Eyes.  I agree with you, there is still so much good in the world. 
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« Reply #147 on: January 06, 2013, 03:32:03 PM »

http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Hearing-may-be-mini-trial-in-theater-shootings-4171022.php
Hearing may be 'mini-trial' in theater shootings
January 6, 2013

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado movie theater killings returns to court this week for a hearing that might be the closest thing to a trial the victims and their families will get to see.

James Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 by opening fire in a darkened theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora last July.

At a weeklong preliminary hearing starting Monday, prosecutors will outline their case against Holmes, the first official public disclosure of their evidence. The judge will then determine whether to send the case to trial.

Legal analysts say that evidence appears to be so strong that Holmes may well accept a plea agreement before trial. In such cases, the preliminary hearing can set the stage for a deal by letting each side assess the other's strengths and weaknesses, said Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor and now a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Preliminary hearings "are often the first step to resolving the case, a mini-trial so both sides can see the writing on the wall," Levenson said.

Judges rarely throw out a case at this stage because prosecutors must only meet a "probable cause" standard — much lower than the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard for a guilty verdict at trial, said Mimi Wesson, a professor of law at the University of Colorado Law School.

Holmes, who faces more than 160 counts including first-degree murder and attempted murder, could have waived his right to a preliminary hearing, allowing lawyers on both sides to prepare for trial. But defense lawyers sometimes go through with the hearing because it gives them a clearer picture of prosecution evidence.

"In this case, I think it likely that the genuine purpose of the hearing would be information-gathering by the defense," Wesson said.

Court officials expect many survivors and family members of the dead to attend the preliminary hearing, along with scores of spectators and reporters. At least two overflow rooms are being prepared where the hearing can be observed by video and audio feeds.

District Judge William B. Sylvester has imposed a gag order on attorneys and investigators, and many court documents have been filed under seal, so little is known about Holmes' path from promising graduate student to suspect in a mass murder.
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Holmes could get the death penalty or life in prison without parole if he goes to trial and is convicted of murder. He could avoid the death penalty if his lawyers argue he is mentally ill or innocent by reason of insanity.

Holmes' mental health is expected to be a major factor whether his case ends in a plea agreement or goes to trial.

His lawyers have told the judge that Holmes was mentally ill, and court records indicate they may call witnesses in the preliminary hearing to testify about his mental health. The defense team has not said whether Holmes would enter an insanity plea.

An insanity plea is different from the competency argument used for Jared Loughner, who pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Arizona in 2011.

A judge ruled in May 2011 that Loughner was mentally incompetent to stand trial and ordered him to undergo psychiatric treatment. After Loughner spent more than a year in treatment, the judge ruled he had become competent, and Loughner accepted a plea agreement that carried a sentence of life in prison without parole instead of execution.

The decision on whether to seek the death penalty will be up to the new district attorney for Arapahoe County, George Brauchler, who was elected in November and takes office Tuesday, after the preliminary hearing begins. Brauchler has not indicated what he will do.
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If prosecutors do not seek the death penalty, and if Holmes is convicted of or pleads guilty to first-degree murder charges, he would face a mandatory sentence of life without parole.
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« Reply #148 on: January 07, 2013, 01:49:20 PM »

Arresting police officer says Holmes was ‘detached from it all’

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/alleged-movie-theater-gunman-hear-evidence-against-him-133105839.html
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« Reply #149 on: January 07, 2013, 05:07:43 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/prosecution-set-to-outline-case-against-theater-shooting-suspect-6-months-after-the-killings/2013/01/07/b1a55b06-58a6-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_story.html
Families of Colo. theater shooting victims listen as police describe trying to save wounded
January 7, 2013

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Police officers who arrested James Holmes after the Colorado movie theater massacre described the suspected gunman, clad in body armor, as unusually relaxed but fidgety at times.

Holmes didn’t resist arrest behind the theater and volunteered that his apartment had been booby trapped, the officers testified during the opening of a hearing in which prosecutors began laying out their case against the former neuroscience graduate student.
Officer Jason Oviatt said Holmes seemed “very, very relaxed” and didn’t seem to have “normal emotional reactions” to things.

“He seemed very detached from it all,” he said.

When Oviatt first saw Holmes in his gear standing next to his car behind the theater, he thought he was a fellow officer but then realized Holmes was standing still, and not rushing toward the theater.

Oviatt pointed his gun at him, handcuffed him and searched him. He said he found two knives and a semi-automatic handgun on top of Holmes’ car. Oviatt said an ammunition magazine also fell out of Holmes’ pocket and he found another one on the ground. He said Holmes was dripping in sweat and his pupils were wide open.

Officer Aaron Blue said Holmes was fidgeting around after he and Oviatt put him in a patrol car, prompting them to stop and search Holmes again. They were worried they might have missed something because of Holmes’ bulky outfit.

Investigators say Holmes tossed two gas canisters and then opened fire during the midnight showing of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, killing 12 people and wounding dozens.

The preliminary hearing is expected to last all week. It will allow the judge to determine whether the prosecution’s case is strong enough to warrant a trial but it’s rare for a ge not to order a trial if a case gets this far.
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« Reply #150 on: January 07, 2013, 07:09:08 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-surveillance-video-shows-james-holmes-entering-aurora-theater-20130107,0,4578487.story
James Holmes bought his ticket 12 days before theater shooting
January 7, 2012

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A surveillance video introduced in court Monday shows James E. Holmes scanning his movie ticket, purchased 12 days earlier and then turning toward Theater 9 where a murderous shooting rampage took place.
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Holmes bought his ticket online with his phone on July 8.
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Inqui introduced the theater’s surveillance video, which shows Holmes, dressed in dark pants, a white shirt and a skull cap, scanning his ticket, handing it to a ticket agent and then walking to Theater 9. The video also shows the aftermath as dozens of terrified movie patrons fled the theaters.

Inqui testified Monday afternoon at the preliminary hearing, which is expected to run all week. The purpose of the hearing is to decide whether the prosecution has enough of a case for a trial.

Holmes’ legal  team is expected to present an insanity defense.
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« Reply #151 on: January 08, 2013, 03:39:31 PM »

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/01/08/holmes-shooting-preliminary-hearing/1818047/
Expert maps out Holmes' booby-trapped apartment
January 8, 2013

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — An FBI bomb technician testified Tuesday that mass murder suspect James Holmes rigged his apartment with a series of homemade bombs that could be accidentally detonated, decimating his apartment building and creating a diversion away from shootings at a movie theater in Aurora.

Garrett Gumbinner, in the second day of a preliminary hearing, said Holmes booby-trapped his apartment with an array of homemade explosives that would be tripped when the front door was opened. The setup included materials as elaborate as napalm and glycerine mixed with potassium magnate, and the carpet was soaked in gasoline and oil, so it could catch fire.

Gumbinner detailed how Holmes rigged the door with fishing line so when it opened, a thermos filled with glycerine would spill into a pan full of potassium magnate, setting off sparks.

Gumbinner said Holmes planned to use a remote-controlled device to set off the explosion.
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« Reply #152 on: January 09, 2013, 04:05:24 PM »

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1301/07/ddhln.01.html
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Ohio Rape Case Ignites Fury; Theater Massacre

Aired January 7, 2013 - 21:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
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PINSKY: And new details about what really happened in the Aurora theater massacre.

Let`s get started.

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PINSKY: Right, Jane, thank you very much. Thank you to Stella, Jeff Herman. Thank you for bringing your client in. I appreciate it.

Next, a police officer weep (ph) whiled testifying today in the Colorado theater massacre case. James Holmes, it`s a lot to get into. We`ll be following very closely. We`ll be discussing after this.
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PINSKY: Welcome back. I`m with relationship coach, Laura Baron, my co-host all this week. And just (INAUDIBLE) important territory tonight talking about spring boarding out of that rape in Steubenville. Now, a number of people were forced to relive the Colorado theater massacre during a court hearing today. Police officer shed tears as he described the bloody tragic scene.

We don`t have video of it, but we have sketches. Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom today. Twelve people were killed, (ph) scores were injured. James Holmes is accused of the crimes. Joining me to discuss also back is Cheryl, Dr. Cheryl Arutt. And of course, I`ve got Mark Eiglarsh and Areva Martin there with me as well.

Mark, let me go with you since for you and I, this feels like old territory to be going over cases that are disturbing. This gets kind of complicated in this case. As I understand, Colorado has not adjusted its laws as it pertains to insanity, putting a burden on the prosecution. Help us understand this.

MARK EIGLARSH, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: That`s correct. You know, after John Hinckley, Jr. got sent to a mental hospital instead of going to prison, the law changed in the federal system. The burden now is on the defendant in the federal system to prove that they suffer from a mental illness, enough they didn`t know right from wrong at the time the offense was committed.

Colorado did not change its law. So, the burden is actually on the prosecutors. Once the defense raises the insanity issue, prosecutors must prove that he was sane, which ordinarily would be tough to do, but with these facts, there`s so much that shows premeditation and planning, that he knew right from wrong, the body armor, the way that he went in and purchased the ticket, pried the door open, had three guns, knew which guns he used after each, there is so much here.

The booby trapping, everything that shows that he was sane. Not necessarily, you know, with all his faculties but just that he knew legally right from wrong.

PINSKY: Areva, let me go to you and ask what happened in court today, and also, address the issue, perhaps, of why we can`t -- forget this insanity versus not insanity -- why can`t we hold somebody accountable for not having dealt with his mental illness that resulted in such a horrible crime?

AREVA MARTIN, FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY: You know, what happened today, Dr. Drew, was a preliminary hearing, essentially a mini trial, an opportunity for the prosecutors to present evidence to the judge and for the judge to determine if there is enough evidence to hold this guy over for a trial on these charges that he`s been accused of.

No doubt, in this case, he will be held over. A preliminary hearing also gives both sides an opportunity, perhaps, to strike a plea bargain. You know, a lot of talk about capital punishment, whether the death penalty will be sought in this case and some believe that there may be a plea where you get Holmes in this case to accept some deal, maybe that`s life in prison without opportunity to get out, you know, without opportunity for parole in lieu of the death penalty.

So, lots of evidence. And usual preliminary hearing, usually these things are about an hour a day at best. This is predicted to go on for five days because there is so much evidence. You know, I just want to address one thing that Mark said, too, about, you know, the surefire position that he takes that insanity will be pretty clear.

I don`t know. You know, we got the guy showing up with the orange hair we`re seeing on the screen. We have him saying that he was the joker when the police arrived on the scene. We have bottles of prescription medication. We have evidence that he tried to call a psychiatrist right before the shooting took place.

So, it`s going to be, you know, kind of a coin toss, I think, when we talk about can the prosecution establish that this guy was sane? I know there`s a lot of premeditation type evidence, there was a lot of executive planning that took place, but there is also a lot to suggest that Holmes was not mentally stable.

PINSKY: Right.

MARTIN: That he was, in fact, insane.

PINSKY: Right.

MARTIN: And we`re going to see a lot more about that.

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PINSKY: You`re a forensic psychologist. And so, for me, this is some sort of schizophrenic form reaction pretty clearly. I mean, it`s pretty clear.

CHERYL ARUTT, PSY.D., CLINICAL AND FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST: The first thing I thought.

PINSKY: It`s not a mystery. This is how people can behave. So, the question, though, is, can we -- why aren`t we trying to hold people accountable for not following through on their treatment before they do something awful? Because for me, I am very sympathetic to the mentally ill, but if they refuse treatment to the point that they do something awful, isn`t that a reason to hold him accountable?
ARUTT: Well, I think we need to point out that Holmes, himself, seemed to be in treatment and on medication and working with a psychiatrist who was a specialist in schizophrenia and paranoid schizophrenia.

So, he actually may have been attempting to work on his issues. But the thing that is so tough about psychotic disorders is that people lose the ability to tell the difference between what`s real and what isn`t and what`s happening inside them and outside them, and even if they may have periods of clarity --

PINSKY: Or cognitive function where they can plan and things, yes.

ARUTT: It`s very, very difficult -- it`s difficult for my high- functioning people who I see to access services and deal with insurance companies and get the care that they need, and it is so much more difficult when people have these serious, serious illnesses.

PINSKY: Laura?

BARON: Well, the thing that I truly don`t get is that I don`t even understand why insanity is coming up, because what does that mean? So, he gets thrown into a mental institution for a couple of years, gets some drugs and then gets back out?

PINSKY: Well, that`s the scary part. In Colorado, that`s the scary thing. He could be out in a few years. He could be sitting next to you or our kids in a movie theater. Mark -- finish it up, Mark.

EIGLARSH: I found an interesting statistic. I don`t know if it`s true, but I read from a reliable source that the average stay in a mental hospital for someone who committed homicide, but yet, was found insane legally was 7.5 years. And for this, that would be a miscarriage of justice.

BARON: Can that help them, drew? Can that help?

PINSKY: Well, yes, it can help them, but the question is, is there not something to be held accountable for above and beyond his mental condition? You`re saying yes.

BARON: Yes.

PINSKY: Hold that thought. We got to take a break.

BARON: OK.

PINSKY: back with calls. More on this after the break.

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(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: 315 and 314, first shooting at Century Theaters, 14 300 East Alameda Avenue. They`re saying somebody`s shooting in the auditorium.

He came down with a gun in my face. He was about three feet away from me at that point. And I honestly didn`t know what to do. I was terrified.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We need rescue inside the auditorium, multiple victims.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The guy was just standing right by the exit just firing away. He`s not aiming at a specific person, he`s just aiming everywhere, trying to hit as many people as he can.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`ve got a child victim. I need rescue at the back door of theater 9 now.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Suspect is going to be a male, unknown race, black camo outside outfit believed to be wearing a vest, gas mask, and multiple long guns.

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PINSKY: That was the 911 calls from the night of that shooting. Such disturbing material. These stories are so almost unbelievable. But Mark, my question is, let`s say we establish he has severe mental health issue. Let`s say they`re not able to keep this out of a courtroom and it goes to a jury.

If I was sitting on that jury, again, even as enlightened as I like to think I am about mental health, I would have a hard time not wanting to take some action against this man that set the scales of justice right. Do you think I`d be alone in that?

EIGLARSH: You, me -- no, you, me, most people, because -- and that`s why the insanity defense works in maybe about three percent of the cases. Most people don`t want to kind of excuse to some extent abhorrent behavior and also knowing that somebody may be let out in a few years simply because a doctor says the person is OK? That`s just not punishment for most people, so it just rarely works.

MARTIN: This is another wrinkle in this case, too, Dr. Drew, in terms of the Colorado law. Even if Holmes knew the difference between right or wrong, there is this irresistible impulse part of the criminal statues in Colorado which says, you know, it has to look at -- could he stuck (ph) his behavior? Could he control his behavior?

So, something else that we have to look very closely and as the experts start to come forward assuming there is a trial in this matter. We`re going to hear a lot about did he know the difference between right or wrong, and also, could he control --

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PINSKY: Areva, that`s very interesting. Something I`m familiar with, and that`s another sort of wrinkle in this. And we don`t think in term as mental health professionals, you know, whether psychotic patients could versus can`t control their impulses, so we consider them just disconnected from reality.

But a lot of people may not be aware, there are this thread of assessment teams since Virginia Tech, and University of Colorado had a great threat assessment team. It was operating normally. I`m going to ask Cheryl, do you have any speculation why it broke down? It seemed like he was seeing a good psychiatrist who knew what she was doing.

She`s excellent trained. I have a feeling she couldn`t do her job for some reason. Do you have a theory why?

ARUTT: You know, I think it`s tempting to -- because of what we know about the devastating outcome to possibly even put undue blame on the psychiatrist --

PINSKY: I`m not ready to blame her at all. I think (INAUDIBLE.)

ARUTT: I don`t know. I got to say, I think there is a major fail --

(CROSSTALK)

ARUTT: -- on the medical system, and I also want to know, you know, the victims are always the ones that are surprised. The family is never surprised. That family, I am sure, knew that this guy was like tink.

PINSKY: It`s back to another issue which I`ve talked about. Meantime, the show which is, you know, adult children with mental illness, you can get conservatorships for them, you can dictate what they can and can`t do if they`re dangerous. Would you advocate for conservatorships? I certainly do.

ARUTT: I would. Do you think that this guy could help himself? Do you think he could make --

PINSKY: Could have stopped himself?

ARUTT: Do you?

PINSKY: He knew enough to call a psychiatrist before he did. So, there was some piece of him that knew something. It`s all so sad, the breakdown of our mental health system, there`s victims is just another disgustingly horrible case where we`ve let our victims down and we`ve let our mental health patients down, too.

BARON: But Drew, where does the responsibility lie? Who could have stopped this guy?

PINSKY: We`re going to find out, hopefully, as more of this comes out. I do appreciate. Listen, thank you to Mark, Areva, Cheryl, of course, Walter Madison, Jane and Stella Doe and Jeff Herman for Joing us as well. Laura, thank you for joining me this week. It`s going to be really fun.
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« Reply #153 on: January 09, 2013, 04:08:19 PM »

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FBI: James Holmes' booby-trap used remote-control car, frying pan
January 8, 2013

Updated at 11:21 p.m. ET: After two days of presenting evidence against accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, the prosecution prepared to interview a detective, its final witness, on Wednesday, according to the Denver Post. The defense may then set forth its case.
Among the more vivid accounts in Tuesday's testimony was the description of how Holmes booby-trapped his home, hoping to distract officers from the theater shooting.
Holmes used a thermos, frying pan, remote-control car and volatile chemicals to rig his apartment to blow up during the Aurora theater massacre, an FBI agent testified Tuesday.
On the stand for a preliminary hearing, bomb technician Garret Gumbinner described the diabolical contraptions authorities found when they went to the grad-school dropout’s Colorado apartment.
There was a trip-wire leading from the door to a thermos filled with glycerine that was perched over a frying pan filled with potassium permanganate, Gumbinner said.
If they combined, there would be a spark that would set off a chain-reaction: fast-moving flames and a series of explosions as homemade devices scattered around the apartment ignited.
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« Reply #154 on: January 09, 2013, 04:10:17 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/us/james-holmes-scouted-aurora-theater-before-attack-prosecutors-say.html
Aurora Suspect Scouted Theater Before Shootings, Prosecutors Say
January 9, 2013

CENTENNIAL, Colo. − Prosecutors said Wednesday that in the weeks before James E. Holmes opened fire inside a crowded movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding more than 50 others, he went to the theater on a reconnaissance mission, using his smartphone to take photos of the interior and the exit door.

The authorities also found photos of weapons Mr. Holmes planned to use in the attack, prosecutors said, including a vest and a semiautomatic assault rifle. Another picture on Mr. Holmes’ phone showed him assembling explosives that he used to booby-trap his apartment, prosecutors said.

The details about the photographs came on the final day of a preliminary hearing that will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to try Mr. Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student. He faces more than 160 counts of murder and attempted murder.

The judge, William B. Sylvester of Arapahoe County District Court, set a hearing for Friday and is expected to issue a ruling by then. If Judge Sylvester determines there is enough evidence for a trial, Mr. Holmes could be arraigned the same day.
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« Reply #155 on: January 10, 2013, 10:01:30 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-aurora-theater-trial-20130110,0,6520252.story
James Holmes to stand trial for theater rampage, judge rules
January 10, 2013

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- James E. Holmes will stand trial in the Aurora theater rampage that left 12 people dead and another 70 wounded, a Colorado judge ruled Thursday night.

Judge William Sylvester found enough evidence to bind the suspected gunman over for trial on 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and weapons charges. Sylvester ordered that a previously scheduled Friday hearing be Holmes' arraignment.

Defense attorneys have said he is mentally ill, leading to speculation that they will offer an insanity defense. But in a motion earlier Thursday, they said they were not ready to enter a plea. They are likely to ask for a continuance.
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« Reply #156 on: January 11, 2013, 11:48:13 AM »

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/11/colorado-movie-theater-gunman-attorneys-say-theyre-not-ready-to-enter-plea/
Colorado movie theater gunman's arraignment delayed until March
January 11, 2013

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO –  The judge in the Colorado movie theater massacre trial has granted the defense's request for a delay in the arraignment until March.

The delay comes after a judge ordered 25-year-old James Holmes to stand trial, but his attorneys said they're not ready to enter a plea at a hearing.

Prosecution polled victims families to find out whether they wanted the arraignment Friday, or whether they wanted to wait. 84 of the family members wanted to proceed, but others voted in favor of the delay.

After a week in which prosecutors made a graphic case to bring Holmes to trial for the shooting that left 12 dead and 70 wounded, the judge on Thursday ruled that the case could go forward. Holmes faces multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder and could face the death penalty.

Holmes' lawyers have argued that he is mentally ill.

Either side also could argue that Holmes is not mentally capable of assisting in his own defense. If he's found incompetent, the case would come to a halt while he receives psychiatric treatment and until he can be declared competent for trial.
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« Reply #157 on: January 11, 2013, 07:08:32 PM »

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James Holmes Told to 'Rot in Hell' By Victim's Dad
January 13, 2013

The father of a young woman allegedly slain by James Holmes in the Aurora movie theater massacre yelled "Rot in hell, Holmes" during a court hearing today.

The outburst by Steve Hernandez prompted judge William Sylvester to have an off-the-record conference with prosecutors and defense attorneys. Sylvester then reconvened court to address the issue while armed court deputies watched over Hernandez at the front of the gallery.

Hernandez's daughter, Rebecca Wingo, was one of Holmes' 12 murder victims when he opened fire in the crowded movie theater July 20 during the midnight showing of "Dark Knight Rises." Wingo, 32, was the mother of two young girls.

"I am terribly sorry for your loss," Sylvester told Hernandez. "I can only begin to imagine the emotions that this is raising."

He then lectured Hernandez about the decorum order in place to prevent outbursts in the courtroom.

"I meant no disrespect," Hernandez apologized, promising there would be no further trouble and he was let go.
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« Reply #158 on: January 17, 2013, 09:03:01 PM »

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/aurora-movie-theater-holds-reopening-event-6-months-after-shooting-at-dark-knight-rises-premiere
Aurora movie theater holds reopening event 6 months after shooting at 'Dark Knight Rises' premiere
January 17, 2013

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« Reply #159 on: March 01, 2013, 01:58:21 PM »

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2013/02/01/will-death-penalty-be-sought-against-holmes/1883111/
Death penalty may be sought against James Holmes
February 1, 2013

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