The Investigation

CENTENNIAL | The judge overseeing the case of accused theater shooting suspect James Holmes has approved a request from prosecutors to discuss the case with the new district attorney. In a motion filed Friday, prosecutors said it is important to inform district attorney-elect George Brauchler of events in the case so that he can prepare […]

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CENTENNIAL — A judge is refusing to let some victims of the theater shooting in Aurora see sealed court documents in the case against the suspect. The judge on Tuesday denied their request to see arrest warrant and search warrant affidavits, an inventory of what was found after the search warrant was executed, and disclosure […]

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AURORA | A judge has agreed to a request from James Holmes’ lawyers to push back a hearing on whether prosecutors should be sanctioned after reported leaks of information. But, in his motion handed down Wednesday and unsealed today, Judge William Sylvester said the two sides still need to appear in court Oct. 25 to […]

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CENTENNIAL | A judge says prosecutors can have access to some university records of the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings. Prosecutors say the records could establish a motive for the July 20 attack that killed 12 people and injured 58. Lawyers for former University of Colorado Denver graduate student James Holmes had argued […]

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This courtroom sketch shows suspected theater shooter James Holmes during a previous motions hearing in district court in Centennial, Colo., prosecutors want Holmes to undergo additional psychiatric evaluation. (AP Photo/Bill Robles, Pool)

“The amount of time, effort and resources the defense is devoting to responding to the media’s demands for information are beginning to interfere with the defense’s ability to perform its obligation,” the defense wrote in the motion.

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This photo released on Sept. 20, 2012 by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows James Holmes. Holmes is being held on charges in the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., theater on July 20 that killed 12 people and wounded 52. (AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff)

CENTENNIAL | Attorneys for the man charged with murder in the Aurora theater shootings say the release of his mug shot violates a judge’s gag order. Arapahoe County sheriff’s officials released a photo of James Holmes on Sept. 20 showing him with short brown hair. He had longer orange-red hair when he was arrested after […]

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Lawyers for accused theater shooter James Holmes say the Arapahoe County sheriff’s office violated a judge’s gag order by releasing Holmes’ latest mug shot to the media. In a motion filed Wednesday, Holmes defense team said the mug shot released Sept. 20 violated a standing order barring the government from releasing details about the case. […]

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This courtroom sketch shows suspect James Holmes, right, being escorted into court by a sheriff's deputy for a motions hearing  for suspected theater shooter James Holmes in district court in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. James Holmes has been charged in the shooting at the Aurora theater on July 20 that killed twelve people and injured more than 50. (AP Photo/Bill Robles, Pool) TV OUT

AURORA | Investigators looked at the contents of a notebook sent to a psychiatrist shortly before accused  shooter James Holmes allegedly opened fire in an Aurora theater July 20, according to court documents unsealed Friday. In a heavily redacted document, prosecutors said an Adams County  bomb technician opened the package and found the notebook. After […]

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CENTENNIAL | A judge has denied a request from prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting to redact court documents that have already been made public. The judge’s ruling, released Thursday, didn’t identify the documents or indicate why prosecutors wanted to redact them. Arapahoe County District Judge William B. Sylvester said lawyers must file a motion […]

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