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Fox News reporter Jana Winter won’t have to testify in Colorado theater shooting case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by a man facing trial for a high-profile mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater in 2012 over his lawyers’ attempt to force a Fox News reporter to testify. The court’s refusal to…

Colorado Supreme Court upholds new psych evaluation order for James Holmes

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a trial judge’s decision granting prosecutors a second psychiatric examination of accused theater gunman James Holmes, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering 12 moviegoers in 2012. Acting without comment, the court denied…

Colorado judge allows use of James Holmes’ phone and computer records as evidence

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – The judge in the Colorado theater massacre case has ruled that evidence seized from accused gunman James Holmes’ computers, cell phone and bank accounts is admissible at trial, court documents made public on Monday show. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour denied eight…

Judge: Denver movie-theatre shooter’s online dating profile is admissible at murder trial

DENVER (Reuters) – A question once posed by accused movie theater gunman James Holmes on a dating website, asking potential love interests, “Will you visit me in prison?” can be admitted as evidence at his murder trial, a Colorado judge ruled on Thursday. The decision was a setback, but not…

Accused Aurora gunman to be chained to the floor during trial

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado judge ruled on Thursday that accused theater gunman James Holmes will tethered to the courtroom floor by a cable for security reasons during his murder trial, but denied a defense request to sequester the jury. Holmes is charged with multiple counts of…

Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be bolted to courtroom floor for trial

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado judge ruled on Thursday that accused theater gunman James Holmes will tethered to the courtroom floor by a cable for security reasons during his murder trial, but denied a defense request to sequester the jury. Holmes is charged with multiple counts of…

Lawyers for accused Colorado gunman barred from psychiatric exam

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers for James Holmes, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 moviegoers in a Colorado theater last year, cannot be present during his court-ordered psychiatric examination, the judge in the murder case ruled on Wednesday. Arapahoe County District judge Carlos Samour Jr. rejected a motion by…

Colorado judge accepts Aurora shooter’s insanity plea

The man charged with opening fire with an automatic weapon in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. According to Colorado’s News Channel 9, the judge in the case indicated in a hearing Tuesday morning that the court would allow James Holmes to…

Judge allows James Holmes to plead insanity in Colorado shooting trial

A US judge ruled Monday that accused movie theater shooter James Holmes could plead not guilty by insanity, but said he would not yet formally accept the change of plea. Judge Carlos Samour set a new hearing for May 31 for Holmes, accused of killing 12 people in a Colorado…

Colorado theater shooter to face trial in August

A US judge entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday on behalf of alleged Aurora theater gunman James Holmes, and set an August date for him to stand trial over the horrific massacre. The 25-year-old’s lawyers said they were not yet ready to enter a plea at Holmes’s arraignment for…

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