“This is probably just the beginning of the merchandising and marketing of him from the murderibilia industry’s perspective,” Kahan said.
Today, just three men — Nathan Dunlap, Robert Ray and Sir Mario Owens — are on Colorado’s death row. And all of three of those men committed their crimes in Aurora and were prosecuted and eventually sentenced to die in Arapahoe County court, making Colorado’s third-largest city the epicenter of any debate over the death penalty.
CENTENNIAL | A Colorado jury on Friday sentenced 27-year-old James Holmes to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012. How some victims’ relatives and public officials reacted: “While I am disappointed with the outcome, I am not disappointed […]
“Most people who suffer from mental illness are not violent, and most violent acts are committed by people who are not mentally ill,” said Dr. Renee Binder, president of the American Psychiatric Association.
You can’t execute a minor. You can’t execute someone with a sufficiently low IQ. How does mental illness fit into that equation?
I am embarrassed that I cannot begin to touch that place inside my head that would imagine how much more it sucks every day for you and your family. The place that imagines that it was my kid in that theater, along with the Teves’ and the Sullivans’. I cannot go there after watching those parents who had to
AURORA | District Attorney George Brauchler hammered away at a defense psychiatrist Friday, arguing the doctor who deemed James Holmes insane failed to adequately evaluate the accused theater shooter. Brauchler said Jonathan Woodcock, a psychiatrist who evaluated Holmes four days after the July 2012 shooting, didn’t review the notebook Holmes mailed to his therapist or […]
Tell me again how James Holmes could have unleashed this kind of terror with a switch blade or a chain saw
Now, how much of this landmark trial would you like to see for yourself? How important would it be to hear smart, educated professionals explain what they knew about Holmes, and what they did to alert others to a potential threat, and what they didn’t do?
The sheer scope of the massacre and these trial proceedings themselves have taken the characteristic of a war crimes trial. Holmes admittedly unleashed so much pain and suffering, the only questions left deal with whether he was psychologically incapable of stopping himself, how that could happen, and how is it he remained at large and able to pull off such an attack without others stopping him