2 p.m. update AURORA | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial continued to hear testimony Monday about a mental breakdown James Holmes had a few months after the shootings. During that November 2012 breakdown, Holmes spent several days at Denver Health Medical Center in the hospital’s jail wing. A psychiatrist who saw Holmes at […]
AURORA | The first psychiatrist who evaluated James Holmes after the Aurora theater shooting testified Thursday that the accused gunman’s mental illness was “very severe” and he was psychotic. “It was my impression that he was mentally ill, he was severely mentally ill, and that he had a psychotic illness,” Dr. Jonathan Woodcock testified Thursday. […]
AURORA | Ashley Moser — who was paralyzed and whose 6-year-old daughter was killed in the Aurora theater shooting — testified Friday, the last witness in the trial of shooter James Holmes to take the stand before prosecutors rested their case. Moser, sitting in a wheelchair, detailed how excited she was in the hours before […]
Minutes before the shooting, Holmes and other witnesses in the theater say he stood up like he was taking a phone call and walked out the emergency exit door. Reid called that phone call a ruse and said it was designed to distract people, an important detail that he said pointed to a sound mind.
AURORA | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial Tuesday watched a video of James Holmes detailing how he “geared up” outside the Aurora Century 16 theater — and how he went on “auto pilot” as he walked in July 20, 2012. During the 2014 interview with psychiatrist Dr. William Reid at a state mental hospital, Holmes […]
“I didn’t think of myself as a warrior, especially because the people I was shooting were unarmed,” Holmes said.
Holmes claimed a person’s self worth was similar to a nation’s gross domestic product, and that he wasn’t concerned about the wounded survivors and didn’t think their injuries increased his self worth the way the murder victims did
Holmes told Reid he believed if he killed someone, “their self worth gets canceled out and given to me.”
LATE AFTERNOON UPDATE: AURORA | Recorded interviews of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes reveal someone who wanted to subdue suicidal thoughts by turning them into homicidal ones. Video of the interview conducted by Dr. William Reid last summer was shown for a second day Friday at Arapahoe County District Court. Holmes said he purchased […]