Messages Show James Holmes' Fascination With Doing Something Evil Before Theater Shooting
Gargi Datta dated Holmes for four months while they were classmates in grad school. When the shy, introverted young man confessed a philosophy of killing via instant message, she initially thought he was joking.
Three Jurors Dismissed In Aurora Shooting Trial For Exposure To Social Media, News Reports
Judge Carlos Samour has regularly throughout the trial reminded jurors they must avoid all discussion and outside information on court proceedings. Twelve alternates are seated with the 12 jurors, so the trial will continue.
James Holmes Targeted Theater Because "There'd Be A Lot Of People There"
In a recorded interview played in court Friday, Holmes talked about why he chose to go on a shooting rampage during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. He also said he pushed away friends as he prepared for the massacre.
James Holmes Was Sane During The Aurora Movie Theater Shooting, Psychiatrist Says
William Reid was the first of several mental health experts expected to testify in the trial. Jurors also heard the first part of an interview taped in 2014 in which Holmes said he has regrets about the shooting massacre.