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AURORA | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial heard more testimony Tuesday about the accused gunman’s apparent mental breakdown a few months after the shootings. Lawyers for James Holmes called several witnesses Tuesday who dealt with Holmes during that episode in November 2012, including a jail nurse and paramedics who rushed Holmes from the […]

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2:40 p.m. update AURORA | A few days after he was booked into the Arapahoe County Jail in July 2012, an inmate passed James Holmes a note asking for his autograph, a jail deputy testified Tuesday. Deputy Jacob Lofland said an inmate cleaning a common area in the medical unit found a note from another […]

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AURORA | When he arrived at Denver Health Medical Center in November 2012 — four months after he opened fire on a packed Aurora movie theater — James Holmes was in the throes of psychosis, psychiatrists testified Monday. Rachel Davis, a psychiatrist at the hospital, said Holmes told the doctors bizarre things like “when was […]

AURORA | A man witnesses said brandished a gun at an Aurora bar was shot by police Sunday night and is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital. Police say neighbors reported a man who appeared to be drunk and brandishing a gun at the Del Norte Bar, 9655 E. Montview Blvd., about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. When officers […]

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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 […]

In this image taken from video, accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, on the far left, listens to testimony during his trial, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, June 25, 2015. Holmes arrived at court minus his normal full beard.  (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

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. […]

DENVER | Denver police say a man’s body was found in an alley after he was run over by a vehicle. Department spokesman Sonny Jackson tells The Denver Post (http://goo.gl/ZJLwj2 ) the victim, whose name has not been released, was found unresponsive after he was hit at about 5:30 a.m. Monday. Investigators have not released any […]