Holmes Trial

In this image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, Arlene Holmes, top right, the mother of James Holmes, fourth from left, in white shirt, gives testimony during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. On the screen above is projected one of several family photos shown during her testimony, this one showing James Holmes when he was a toddler. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

AURORA | James Holmes’ mother testified Wednesday that her son was never violent before he killed 12 and wounded 70 others during a July 2012 shooting at an Aurora movie theater. “He never harmed anyone ever. Ever. Until July 20, 2012,” Arlene Holmes said. Arlene Holmes was the last witness the defense called during the […]


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A view inside Courtroom 201 on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Jury selection is expected to take several weeks to a few months. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

AURORA | James Holmes’ sister took the stand Monday in the Aurora theater shooting trial, the first of several relatives expected to testify as the defense asks jurors not to sentence the convicted killer to death. Chris Holmes, 22, said her brother was kind and had a knack for playing with small children. The siblings […]


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FILE -- This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 file photo shows a view of the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20 at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. The trial begins with 9,000 possible jurors and a rare opportunity to see a mass shooter stand trial. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool, File)

AURORA | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial got the day off Friday after one called in sick with a sinus infection. The jury reported to court but didn’t hear from any witnesses after Judge Carlos Samour Jr. sent them home after less than an hour because of the juror’s sickness. Both the prosecution […]


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In this image taken from video, accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, standing on the far left, listens as the verdict is read during his trial, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, July 16, 2015. Holmes was found guilty of murder in the deaths of 12 people in July 2012. In the center, lead prosecutor George Brauchler, puts his hands up to his face as the counts are read.  (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

AURORA | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting found four of the five aggravating factors were met as the sentencing phase for James Holmes moves onward. But jurors found that the prosecution did not prove the second of the five aggravating factors: That he intentionally killed a child. One of the 12 victims in the […]


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