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Holmes can wear civilian clothes at murder trial

Holmes can wear civilian clothes at murder trial

Requiring Holmes to wear a jail uniform would violate the principle that defendants are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, the judge said.

Judge accepts insanity plea in Colorado shooting case

Judge accepts insanity plea in Colorado shooting case

The judge also granted prosecutors access to a hotly contested notebook that Holmes sent to a psychiatrist shortly before the July 20 rampage

Colorado prosecutors eager to get Holmes notebook

Colorado prosecutors eager to get Holmes notebook

The defense has resisted allowing prosecutors to see the notebook, saying it’s protected by doctor-patient privilege.

State gun control supporters facing recall bids

State gun control supporters facing recall bids

A handful of Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado face recall petition efforts in what looks to be the first wave of fallout over legislative votes to limit gun rights

Aurora theater attack prompts new state mental health law

Aurora theater attack prompts new state mental health law

Lawmakers budgeted nearly $20 million for the expansion, which includes more short-term residential services

MIND CHANGED: Holmes defense team wants to plead insanity, judge likely to accept plea

MIND CHANGED: Holmes defense team wants to plead insanity, judge likely to accept plea

Holmes is scheduled for trial in February 2014, but that date could be pushed back as Holmes is sent to the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo for evaluation.

City approves theater response study

One focus of the study will be an analysis of when emergency crews responded that night and how they attempted to rescue shooting victims.

PERRY: We can only save ourselves from kidnappers at the NRA

PERRY: We can only save ourselves from kidnappers at the NRA

I’m talking about the real terrorist threat here in America: the National Rifle Association

Arapahoe prosecutors make case for death penalty against Holmes

Arapahoe prosecutors make case for death penalty against Holmes

One of the aggravating factors prosecutors listed Friday is the death of 6-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan, the youngest of dead. Another says the slayings were “especially heinous, cruel or depraved.”

MIND GAMES: Chasing the insanity defense in the courts

MIND GAMES: Chasing the insanity defense in the courts

“The ability to organize and carry out a plan doesn’t mean that plan is not based on delusional thinking,” Liza Gold said. “You can have a plan that is delusional.”