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Sunday marks 2 years since US theater massacre

This June 4, 2013 file photo shows Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is charged with the July 2012 Aurora shootings that killed 12 people and injured 70. Sunday, July 20, 2014 marks 2 years since theater massacre. AP

On July 20, 2012, a man wearing police-style body armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in the Denver suburb of Aurora. James Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings. His attorneys say he was gripped by a psychotic episode. Here are things to know on the second anniversary Sunday:

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US massacre gunman’s plea offer rejected


US prosecutors rebuffed Thursday a reported offer by Colorado theater massacre suspect James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for escaping the death penalty, legal documents showed.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Officer: ‘Batman’ shooting suspect played puppets

James Holmes. AP FILE PHOTO

It was just hours after a Colorado movie theater shooting, and James Holmes was not acting like a man accused of methodically planning the attack that killed 12 people.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Angry families demand funds over US shooting, Dark Knight Rises

James Holmes. AP FILE PHOTO

Families of victims of the Colorado movie theater shooting voiced anger Tuesday over the distribution of funds intended for them, saying they had so far received only a tiny slice.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Colorado suspect hit with slew of murder charges

James Holmes. AP FILE PHOTO

Prosecutors charged grad school dropout James Holmes on Monday with killing a dozen people and trying to slay scores more in one of the worst mass shootings in US history.

Posted: July 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »