Holmes Trial

Judge closes Holmes’ hearing around specific jury questions

arring the press and public from criminal courtrooms is extremely rare in Colorado, but this marks the second hearing in the Holmes case that has been closed. Samour previously closed a hearing where the two sides discussed Holmes’ psychiatric evaluation

A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

"This kind of change doesn't happen overnight," said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Judge won't halt second sanity review of James Holmes

Judge won’t halt second sanity review of James Holmes

Holmes underwent a mandatory sanity evaluation last year. The key findings have not been released, but prosecutors asked for a new evaluation, saying the doctor who conducted the first one was biased

Holmes defense: Close hearing on jury questions

DENVER  | Attorneys for the man charged with killing 12 people at a Colorado theater have asked the judge to bar the public and media from a hearing on a questionnaire that prospective jurors will fill out. In a motion …

Expanded duty to report threats becomes law as reaction to Aurora theater shooting

DENVER | A proposal to expand the duty of mental health professionals in Colorado to report threats has been signed into law. The bill signed Monday by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is a response to the Aurora movie theater shooting. …

Holmes attorneys ask judge to move his trial

Holmes attorneys ask judge to move his trial

It was not immediately clear whether the request for a change of venue might further delay the trial. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr., who is presiding over the case, has not said whether he would consider the request

Telling secrets: Protecting therapists who report patients' threats

Telling secrets: Protecting therapists who report patients’ threats

some therapists say the situation in Colorado isn’t completely clear, and they have long been concerned that a therapist can be sued by a client claiming that an alert to police was a false and slanderous alarm

Colorado gun laws argued in federal court

Colorado gun laws argued in federal court

In his opening statement, Deputy Attorney General Matthew Grove noted Colorado's tortured history with mass shootings, from the Columbine High School attack in 1999 to the Aurora movie theater massacre in 2012. He also mentioned the shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012

More arguments filed over James Holmes’ sanity

DENVER  | Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case have filed another round of arguments over whether defendant James Holmes should undergo a second sanity evaluation, but like the preceding arguments, they haven’t been made public. The judge ruled Monday …

Bill expanding duty to report mental health threats advances

DENVER | The Colorado Senate advanced a bill to expand the authority of mental health providers to report threats to places like movie theaters and schools. The bill unanimously passed the Senate Health and Human Services Thursday and will now …