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Family members and victims affected by the Aurora theater shooting arrive at court, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, on the second day of hearings for accused gunman James Holmes, in Centennial.  Prosecutors said some family members are being harassed and insisted the court continue a gag order on the case to protect their identities. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)

Tom Sullivan, whose son, Alex, was killed, said someone talking about space aliens tried to contact him about the theater shootings through his union, the American Postal Workers.

DENVER | The City of Aurora has asked a judge to lift a gag order preventing officials from discussing the July 20 attack at a movie theater that left 12 dead and 70 injured. In court papers filed Tuesday and made public Wednesday, an attorney for the city said officials have received several requests from […]

Karen Pearson, the lead prosecutor, arrives for the third day of a preliminary hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, Jan. 9,  2013. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

In a 61-page ruling handed down late Thursday, Chief District Judge William Sylvester said that over the course of a three-day preliminary hearing prosecutors showed ample evidence against Holmes

Sheriff's deputy Donelle Wells wands a family member as she arrives for a hearing for suspected theater shooter James Holmes in district court in Centennial, Colo., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.  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/Ed Andrieski)

Holmes appeared in court seated next to his lawyers throughout Thursday’s hearing. His long dyed-orange hair had been cut since his last hearing, leaving only short-cropped dark brown hair