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  • Accused Denver shooter sought help for mental illness: lawyer (Big Surprise)

    08/09/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/9/2012 | Keith Coffman
    Accused Colorado shooter James Holmes, charged with murder over a shooting rampage last month at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, has a "mental illness" and tried to get help before the shooting, his defense attorney said in court on Thursday. Holmes, who is accused of opening fire at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the suburb of Aurora, was present in a hearing in which a judge weighed a request by 20 media organizations to unseal documents related to his case. During the hearing, Holmes' public defender, Daniel King, repeatedly made references to his client's...
  • Miscarriage won't affect charges in Colo. shooting

    07/29/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2012
    DENVER (AP) -- A former prosecutor says the man suspected of shooting and killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a Colorado theater won't face an additional homicide charge after one of the victims who was critically injured suffered a miscarriage.
  • Retailer who sold to Holmes getting backlash

    07/24/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 29 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | JIM SALTER
    ... TacticalGear.com filled an order received on July 2 from Holmes, who allegedly opened fire inside an Aurora, Colo., theater on Friday, killing 12 people. Holmes paid $306.79 for an urban assault vest, two magazine pouches and a tactical knife. Chief Executive Officer Chad Weinman said despite its name, the urban assault vest is not bulletproof, but is simply a vest made for carrying accessories. ...
  • James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health

    07/24/2012 3:18:43 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 47 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) - James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant. WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/07/24/james-holmes-received-26k-grant-from-bethesda-based-national-institutes-of-health/
  • Mother of James Holmes Says She Didn’t Tell ABC Her Son Was the Killer [Updated](ABC lies AGAIN)

    07/23/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT · by madison10 · 54 replies
    New York Daily Mag ^ | July 23, 2012 | Joe Carscarelli
    During the chaotic aftermath of the Colorado shooting on Friday, a particularly chilling moment came when ABC News spoke to the mother of suspect James Holmes by phone. The network reported that the woman, reached in California, "told ABC News her son was likely the alleged culprit, saying, 'You have the right person.'" The article also said that Holmes's mother was "apparently speaking on gut instinct" when she "immediately expressed concern her son may be involved in the shooting death of at least 12 people overnight." Today, she disputed that account, claiming her quotes were misused. If true, that would...
  • A Miracle Inside the Aurora Shooting: One Victim’s Story

    07/23/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies
    celtic straits blog ^ | July 22, 2012 | Brad Strait
    At Columbine, I have seen this before. But not up close. As a church pastor in Denver, I have worked as a chaplain with several police and fire departments. I was privileged to counsel parents just hours after the Littleton Columbine shootings. However, in this new tragedy at the Aurora Theater Dark Night shooting, one of the victims was a 22 year old woman from my church, Petra Anderson (pronounced Pay-tra). Petra went to the movies with two young friends who are biking across America. You and I have been inundated with news about what happened next. A joyful movie...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' shooting: Three heroes died in Aurora taking bullets for their girlfriends

    07/22/2012 12:51:11 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 21 July 12 | Judith Crosson , Kerry Wills and Bill Hutchinson
    Three survivors of the Colorado movie-theater massacre escaped with minor wounds, but were left with broken hearts because their heroic boyfriends died saving them. In final acts of valor, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery. Blunk’s girlfriend, Jansen Young; McQuinn’s girlfriend, Samantha Yowler; and Teves’ gal pal Amanda Lindgren made it out of the bloodbath — but they would have been killed had it not been for the loves of their lives. “He’s a hero, and he’ll never be...
  • Brian Ross of ABC Takes Heat for Another Blunder

    07/22/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    n television journalism, few reporters are as controversial as Brian Ross of ABC News. The investigative correspondent has landed major scoops and won prestigious awards for his reporting on the Peace Corps, Solyndra, and U.S. antiterrorism efforts — to name just a few. And yet, he has also produced more high-level haphazard reporting than perhaps any other reporter on television. Ross came under attack again Friday when he reported that James Holmes, the suspect of today’s theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., may have connections to the tea party — basing that on a single web page that listed an Aurora-based...
  • Explosives in Colo. shooter's apt. successfully deactivated

    CBS News) AURORA, Colo. - Bomb technicians were successful in deactivating an explosive device installed in the apartment of the Aurora shooting suspect apartment. A law enforcement official, citing the ongoing investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press and said officers disarmed one explosive with a "water shot" - a device that emits a shock wave and water, Officers are evaluating a second disarmed explosive with a robot-mounted video camera. Earlier Saturday, bomb experts executed a controlled detonation of a triggering device in the apartment.
  • Exclusive: Interview With James Michael Holmes, Hispanic Tea Party Member Falsely Accused by ABC

    07/20/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 20, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Breitbart News spoke to James Michael Holmes, the Tea Party member falsely identified this morning by ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America as the possible suspect in the mass shooting early this morning at a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. He is a 52-year-old Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party. "It was freaky," said Holmes, describing his reaction when ABC News speculated that he was the culprit who entered a crowded theater and opened fire on dozens of innocent men, women, and...
  • James Holmes - Cops Investigating Sex Site Profile

    07/20/2012 6:48:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 20, 2012 | TMZ Staff
    A man claiming to be James Holmes created a profile on a popular sex website just days before "The Dark Knight Rises" massacre ... in which he described his penis as "short/average" ... and law enforcement sources tell TMZ investigators are now looking at the site to determine its authenticity. "Holmes" created the profile on AdultFriendFinder.com July 5 -- and included a picture of himself with reddish, orange hair ... just as officials in Aurora, CO said he looked when he was apprehended Friday morning. "Holmes" -- who used the screen name classicjimbo -- included a cryptic message on the...
  • Warner Bros. Considers Cancellation of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Screenings

    07/20/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 148 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 20, 2012 | Sharon Waxman
    Warner Bros., the studio releasing “The Dark Knight Rises,” is considering whether to cancel screenings across the country after a massacre took place at a midnight screening in Colorado that left 12 moviegoers dead in the early hours of Friday. Executives at the Hollywood studio were gathered at the Burbank offices from the middle of the night, struggling with whether to alter roll-out plans for the second-biggest release in movie history. An executive told TheWrap that Warner was watching the situation and still considering whether to take further measures beyond cancelling the Paris premiere, including cancelling screenings at theater chains....
  • ABC News apologizes for 'incorrect' Tea party report

    07/20/2012 10:24:18 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 172 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    <p>ABC News and Brian Ross are apologizing for an "incorrect" report that James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting, may have had connections to the Tea Party.</p> <p>"An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect," ABC News said in a statement. "ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted."</p>
  • Fox: CO shooter has no firearms or hunting licenses, no military experience

    07/20/2012 10:05:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 49 replies
    Fox News Channel (live) | 7/20/12
    Sad news for Liberals. Shooter's apartment "massively" booby-trapped; police cannot enter at this point.
  • In Colorado Shooting, Gun Laws Come Into Focus

    07/20/2012 10:47:17 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/20/12 | Steve Eder
    While much remains unclear about the shooting – which took place 30 minutes from Columbine High School where 13 people were shot to death in 1999 - it is likely to reinvigorate the debate over gun laws. Here are some highlights from the State Patrol’s primer on the state’s gun laws.
  • Police respond to shooting at Colorado mall; hospital preparing for several victims possible

    07/20/2012 3:26:11 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/20/2012 | AP
    AURORA, Colo. - Police say there has been a shooting at a movie theatre near Denver, and a hospital spokeswoman says there may be several victims. Aurora, Colo. police say they are responding to a shooting at a movie theatre at a local mall. Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson says "the scene is still very active and we have little information for release at this time."
  • 14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says

    07/20/2012 5:10:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 July 2012 | Wire Staff
    At least 14 people were killed and 50 were wounded when a gunman opened fire during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters. The man suspected of opening fire on the crowded theater was taken into custody, Oates said. The heavily armed suspect, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was apprehended by police in a parking lot at the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman told CNN. The identity of the suspect has not immediately been released. "We do no have evidence of a second gunman,"...