Threat Assesment Expert on James withdrawing:
It’s a signal you should intensify your efforts not walk away.
Chancellor of CU’s response to shootings:
To the best of our knowledge we did everything we should have done.
Investigators also found a stun gun that was made to look like a cell phone (presumably made by James Holmes)
JAMES HOLMES - COUNTDOWN TO THE SHOOTING
July 5 - James takes a picture of himself wearing tactical ballistic gear and brandishing the assault rifle, scowling. That same day he snapped a picture of some of the bombs he was making in his kitchen.
July 5, 11, 20 & 29 - James takes pictures of the exit doors at the theater. Two of those pictures were of a door inside the theater that appeared to lead from the theater into the main hallway. The other two were pictures of the theater’s purple exterior doors, though they didn’t appear to be the same door police say Holmes used to enter the theater that night.
July 19 at 5:17 p.m. - James Holmes took a picture of his guns, ballistic gear and gas mask spread out on a red sheet on his bed.
July 19 at 6:22 p.m., James took a self portrait of himself wearing black contact lenses, a black beanie and sticking his tongue out. His dyed orange hair stuck out under the cap.
July 19 at 6:26 p.m., James took a picture of himself grinning and holding a Glock pistol in front of his face.
July 19 at 6:31 p.m., James took a picture of himself holding one of the black bombs he set in his house, seemingly whistling as he snapped the photo. The round bomb had an almost cartoonish quality, with a red and white striped fuse sticking out the top.
July 19 at 6:40 p.m.In the last picture, James sat in front of one of the elaborate bomb ignition systems.
The defense want the hearings about the prosecution’s request for more sanity exams closed to the public, they claim there’s no point in hiding the results of the CMHIP exam if the public is allowed to a hearing that will discuss it. Also it appears James might have said something to an examiner that is “hotly contested” between the parties that would be brought up at that hearing. A statement that the defense are concerned the media will grab for headlines before they can even argue if it’s admissible at trial or not.
(remember they also previously filed a motion to suppress James’ statements relating to the exams - MOTION TO SUPRPESS AND/OR EXCLUDE STATEMENTS MADE BY MR HOLMES ACQUIRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM THE SANITY EVALUATION CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO CRS 16-8-106 AS WELL AS ANY STATEMENTS ACQUIRED PURSUANT TO CRS 16-8-103.6 DURING ALL PHASES OF THIS CAPITAL CASE D-187 FILED BY DEFENSE -STD 201 11 8 13 - SUPPRESSED ENVELOPE #53 /JR)
So it looks like the hearings on Dec 17th and 18th are still on…however, they might not be open to the public (if Judge Samour grants the defense’s motion from today).
"If the witness wishes to be at the hearing, he can make himself available on December 17 and 18. Otherwise, the witness may order an expedited transcript of the hearing before he testifies"
Also, a third day is going be added to these hearings.
Lawyers for the Aurora theater shooting gunman want to exclude the public from upcoming court hearings concerning his psychiatric evaluation.
Arguing that the hearings are about “the very core of the evidence of this case,” James Holmes’ attorneys say that allowing the public — including the news media — to hear that evidence now would hurt Holmes’ rights.
"[I]t is highly likely that broad public exposure to the details of this evidence would have a seriously prejudicial impact on Mr. Holmes’ constitutional rights to a fair trial by an impartial jury," defense attorneys wrote in their motion, filed Friday.
Defense attorneys say testimony at the hearings will reveal whether an independent psychiatrist concluded Holmes was sane or insane at the time he shot 70 people inside the Century Aurora 16 movie theater, killing 12. The evaluation was ordered after Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The results of the evaluation have not been disclosed publicly, and attorneys have spoken in court only cryptically about the report.
Defense attorneys say in their motion they will argue that some statements and conclusions in the report should be excluded from trial.
"[T]he only role the public or the media is likely to play if allowed access to this hearing is to seek out attention-grabbing headlines based on evidence that may ultimately not be admissible or admitted at trial," the defense motion states.
Prosecutors have not yet responded to the motion.
Read more: James Holmes’ lawyers want to close hearings about psychiatric exam - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24673428/james-holmes-lawyers-want-close-hearings-about-psychiatric#ixzz2mkcJH2As
Register of Actions- First week of December 2013
Short ROA for the first week of December.
12/4- “Certain Victims” motion about releasing exhibits and transcripts to them is filed and denied.
12/5- People file a motion to continue hearing on D-106 and the Courts order following it
12/5- Defense files a motion to reschedule hearing on P-67 and P-68 due to a witness scheduling conflict and the States response
2/6/14 Original start date of the Trial officially continued until unknown
So this week’s ROA has more interesting suppressed motions. Yesterday the defense filed this:
- 12/05/2013 MOTION TO RESCHEDULE HEARINGS ON P-67 AND P-68 DUE TO WITNESS SCHEDULING CONFLICT
And the people responded…
July 20, 2012 | 10:41 am
The man suspected of killing at least 12 and injuring dozens of others in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting graduated from UC Riverside, the university confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.
James Eagan Holmes, 24, grew up in San Diego and graduated from Westview High School in 2006.
"The University of California, Riverside can confirm that a person by this name graduated from UCR with a BS in neuroscience in the Spring of 2010." the university said in a statement.
Holmes’ last known address in California was at the University Iowa Gardens Apartments less than a mile from UC Riverside.
Maintenance worker Jose Torres, 45, said he remembered Holmes as a quiet person who kept mostly to himself.
"He didn’t talk too much," Torres said. “Friendly? No.”
The complex has 100 apartments, the vast majority of which are occupied by UC Riverside students. Holmes lived at the apartment in 2009, according to The Times’ research. Apartment manager Terry Barrera said people come and go at the complex almost every six months, making it difficult to keep track of the people who lived there.
She said she had no records available on Holmes.
The complex has a red tile roof and swimming pools, and appears quiet and well-kept.
Robert Gallardo, a sociology graduate student at UC Riverside, said most of the residents at the complex are international students.
"It’s very quiet. There are no major parties," said Gallardo, who lives next door to Holmes’ former apartment unit, a utilitarian one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit overlooking an alleyway.
Gallardo said he moved in last year and had never met Holmes.
'He (James Holmes) looked like an assassin ready to go to war,' said Jordan Crofter, a moviegoer who was unhurt in the attack early Friday, about a half-hour after the special midnight opening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.'
The fact that James Holmes was dressed so over the top also leads me to believe he wasn’t in his right mind both during and prior to the shooting. There’s safeguarding your person, and then there’s the extremes James Holmes went to.
Colorado Theater Shooting
It looks like this was already shown on the news, so I didn’t see any harm in posting it…..
As seen on a surveillance video, the first wounded arrived at the University of Colorado Hospital in squad cars because ambulances could not get close to the shooting scene. / CBS News/Skip Brown
Here’s a link to the actual video:
I know it’s late but I just noticed the hearing scheduled for December 11th has been postponed. Next hearing should be on Dec 17th -18th
Mark your calendars!
December 17th 10 am
December 18th 9am
WEST HAVEN » A commuter student from Fairfield arrested Tuesday near the University of New Haven was armed with two handguns, an assault weapon in his car, and had press clippings in his home of the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting, police say.
Uh-oh, looks like someone is emulating Jimmy, and not in a good way :(