Holmes Trial

In this image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, Arlene Holmes, top right, the mother of James Holmes, fourth from left, in white shirt, gives testimony during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. On the screen above is projected one of several family photos shown during her testimony, this one showing James Holmes when he was a toddler. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

AURORA | James Holmes’ mother testified Wednesday that her son was never violent before he killed 12 and wounded 70 others during a July 2012 shooting at an Aurora movie theater. “He never harmed anyone ever. Ever. Until July 20, 2012,” Arlene Holmes said. Arlene Holmes was the last witness the defense called during the […]


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A view inside Courtroom 201 on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Jury selection is expected to take several weeks to a few months. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

AURORA | James Holmes’ sister took the stand Monday in the Aurora theater shooting trial, the first of several relatives expected to testify as the defense asks jurors not to sentence the convicted killer to death. Chris Holmes, 22, said her brother was kind and had a knack for playing with small children. The siblings […]


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In this image taken from video, accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, standing on the far left, listens as the verdict is read during his trial, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, July 16, 2015. Holmes was found guilty of murder in the deaths of 12 people in July 2012. In the center, lead prosecutor George Brauchler, puts his hands up to his face as the counts are read.  (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

AURORA | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting found four of the five aggravating factors were met as the sentencing phase for James Holmes moves onward. But jurors found that the prosecution did not prove the second of the five aggravating factors: That he intentionally killed a child. One of the 12 victims in the […]


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Lonnie and Sandy Phillips, whose daughter Jessica Ghawi was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, talk with members of the media and display a T-shirt memorializing the twelve people killed in the attack, outside the Arapahoe County District Court following the day of closing arguments in the trial of theater shootings defendant James Holmes, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday July 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

CENTENNIAL | The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial is deliberating for a second day over whether James Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire on a crowded movie premiere. Holmes’ killed 12 people and injured 70 in the July 2012 attack in what his attorneys describe as a severe psychotic breakdown. Jurors returned […]


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A view inside Courtroom 201 on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Jury selection is expected to take several weeks to a few months. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

AURORA | The first day of deliberations in the Aurora theater shooting trial came to an end with no verdict Wednesday. The jury — nine women and three men — started their deliberations Wednesday morning and, based on their questions for the judge, appear to be focused on doctors’ sanity evaluations of James Holmes. The […]


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