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In this image taken from video, Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes, second from left, stands along with defense and prosecution teams, as the jury exits the courtroom for a break in the Holmes trial, in Centennial, Colo., Friday, June 19, 2015.  The prosecution, led by District Attorney George Brauchler, second from left, rested its case Friday. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

AURORA | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial heard Monday from a schizophrenia expert — arguably the defense’s star witness — who deemed James Holmes insane. Raquel Gur, a University of Pennsylvania psychiatry professor, found Holmes insane and said he suffers from schizophrenia after she examined him in 2012. Holmes’ defense team have said […]

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3:30 p.m. update AURORA | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial are hearing from a schizophrenia expert — arguably the defense’s star witness — who deemed James Holmes insane. Raquel Gur, a University of Pennsylvania psychiatry professor, ruled Holmes was insane and suffers from schizophrenia after she examined him in 2012. Holmes’ defense team have […]

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, Arlene Holmes, left, mother of James Holmes who is charged in the killing of 12 moviegoers and the wounding of 70 others in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in Aurroa, Colo., on July 20, 2012, leaves the courtroom after a pre-trial readiness hearing in Centennial, Colo., in the murder trial of her son. After more than two months of testimony in the trial, new details have been revealed to show the strained relationship that had developed between Holmes, his parents and sister leading up to the massacre in the theatre.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File

CENTENNIAL | They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and who don’t want him to die. But more than two months into his mass-murder trial, James Holmes has yet to turn around in his seat and acknowledge them. They called him Jimbo. […]

FILE - In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Attorneys for Holmes, who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the theater shooting, continue their case Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

Holmes had an IQ of 123 when Dr. Robert Hanlon first examined him in April 2013, well above the American average of 100. But it fell to 116 by the time Hanlon studied him again in January 2015. Hanlon said the decline is abnormal and could have different causes, including schizophrenia and similar disorders. Holmes’ voracious reading in jail could have changed his IQ, but the jail time itself wasn’t likely the cause of the IQ drop, Hanlon said.

Robert E. Hanlon testifies Thursday, July 2, during the trial of James Holmes in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial. (Screenshot)

CENTENNIAL | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial heard testimony Thursday morning from a neuropsychologist who evaluated James Holmes multiple times using a battery of psychological and IQ tests. Dr. Robert Hanlon said that Holmes displayed “superior intelligence” by achieving a score of 123 on an IQ test during an evaluation he performed on the accused gunman […]

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