Mass shooting at Colorado movie theater
Latest updates on Aurora, Colorado shooting
Elliman scolds media for asking too many questions about suspect James Holmes.
5-6 students enter the neuroscience program each year, about 35 overall.
They've said they won't discuss James Holmes' academic record specifically.
James Eagan Holmes, 24, who was detained immediately after the massacre early on Friday morning, appeared groggy and emotionless during the brief hearing, looking straight ahead and occasionally closing his eyes. He was shackled at the wrists and ankles.
About 40 members of the victim's families were seated on the left side of the courtroom. One family member seated in the front row glared at Holmes throughout the entire proceeding.
Several times when Arapahoe County District Judge William Sylvester asked Holmes a question, one of his attorneys answered for him.
Statement from Arlene Holmes, read by an attorney retained by the Holmes family (rush transcription based on broadcast)...:
"This statement is to clarify a statement made by ABC media. I was awakened by a call from a reporter by ABC on July 20 about 5:45 in the morning. I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time. He asked if I was Arlene Holmes and if my son was James Holmes who lives in Aurora, Colorado. I answered yes, you have the right person. I was referring to myself.
I asked him to tell me why he was calling and he told me about a shooting in Aurora. He asked for a comment. I told him I could not comment because I did not know if the person he was talking about was my son, and I would need to find out. "
For most of his 24 years, James Holmes seemed to be doing everything right.
He worked for a summer as a counselor at a camp for needy kids, guiding them through activities designed to teach empathy, compassion and good citizenship. Another summer, he snagged a prestigious internship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
As Stephanie Simon and Dan Whitcomb report for Reuters, friends and acquaintances of Holmes say they had no inkling that anything was awry with him -- much less that he would be arrested Friday morning outside a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, clad head to toe in body armor and accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
#CNN asked Arapaho Sheriff's office whether or not James Holmes was medicated-Deputy said, "Even if I did know I couldn't tell you."by sgallman via twitter 7/23/2012 9:52:52 PM
"This would be one of the first times I think we have ever seen what we can describe as a house bomb in the United States."
Those words came from retired FBI agent Ray Lopez, who spoke to CNN Tuesday morning, one day after 24-year-old Aurora, Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes made his first court appearance.
Holmes' 800-square-foot apartment in Aurora, Colorado, was so extensively wired with explosives and other devices that bomb experts needed to use a small remote-controlled detonation to prevent a blast that likely would have consumed the entire three-story building, officials said.
"This kind of information exists on the Internet," Lopez said. "If you're looking to wire explosives, it is on the Internet. With a little bit of common sense, and he has quite a bit of that, he's very intelligent, he just put it all together and had something ready for the apartment."
Residents in the building where Holmes lived were evacuated Friday, and police have not said when those residents will be allowed to return to their homes.
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KCNC, the CBS affiliate in Denver, reports on Twitter that they are hearing Warner Brothers will make a sizable donation to the relief fund established after the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting.
Most people are aware, but court order was issued yesterday that prevents us from talking about the Holmes case.by AuroraPD via twitter 7/24/2012 5:26:18 PM
"Batman" actor Christian Bale visited with the victims of Friday's shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, according to a report by the Denver Post.
An assistant of a Warner Brothers executive told the paper that Bale was representing himself, not the movie studio, on his visit to Aurora.
Read the report at the Denver Post
Judge William Sylvester has ordered that no cameras will be allowed in an Arapahoe County courtroom when James Holmes is formally brought on charges next Monday.
The judge had allowed KUSA-TV and the Associated Press/Denver Post to act as media representatives on Monday during James Holmes' first appearance in court. KUSA and the AP/Denver Post provided pool coverage for other media outlets.
Tuesday's order notes that the proceedings next Monday will still be open to the media and members of the public.
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Hugo Jackson Medley, the baby of Katie and Caleb Medley, was born at 7:11 a.m. on Tuesday, CBS affiliate KCNC reports.
Caleb is recovering from wounds sustained during the Aurora, Colorado shooting last Friday. His wife, Katie, escaped uninjured.
Read the report at CBSDenver.com
We would like to remind the media that we are under a COURT ORDER to not discuss the case.Obviously we take this matter very serious.by AuroraPD via twitter 7/25/2012 5:19:11 PM
In an interview set to air on the NBC Nightly News Wednesday evening, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney challenged the legality of some of the weapons possessed by Aurora, Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes.
"This person shouldn't have had any kind of weapons and bombs and other devices and it was illegal for him to have many of those things already," Romney says in the NBC News interview. "But he had them. "
With regards to the firearms and ammunition, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said at a press conference the day of the shooting that his understanding was all weapons and ammunition were purchased and possessed legally.
"My understanding is all weapons he possessed, he possessed legally. All ammunition he possessed, he possessed legally," Oates said.
It's unclear how Holmes obtained the material used to booby-trap his apartment.
Reports have surfaced that a notebook crafted by the accused Colorado mass shooting suspect James Holmes was mailed ot a psychiatrist several days before the shooting that killed 12 people at an Aurora movie theater.
FOXNews.com was the first to report the notebook, which was discovered monday according to the website.
The report said police and FBI agents were called to the University of Colorado's Anchutz Medical Campus on Monday after a psychiatrist received a package thought to be from the suspect.
More on this story from Reuters...
Chris Francescani and Keith Coffman file this report:
The first funeral for one of the victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, a 51-year-old father of four, will be held on Wednesday.
Gordon Cowden, the oldest person killed, was a self-employed real estate appraiser who had taken his teenage daughters to the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" when he was killed along with 11 others in a hail of bullets allegedly fired by 24-year-old James Eagan Holmes. His daughters escaped unharmed.
Cowden's funeral, the first to occur since the July 20 massacre, will take place Wednesday morning at Pathways Church in Denver.
One of the individuals injured in the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater last week is facing a large medical bill for services rendered.
The friends of aspiring comedian Caleb Medley say they will try to help collect the $2 million needed to cover the man's expenses after he was shot during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" last Friday, Denver CBS affiliate KCNC reports.
Medley's wife Katie gave birth recently in the same hospital where her husband is being treated.
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Obama pledges to tackle gun violence after Colorado killing
President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to work with leaders of all political stripes to "arrive at a consensus" on how to reduce gun violence across the United States after the Colorado shootings highlighted the issue in an election year.
Closing out a multiday trip that began in Aurora, Colorado, where he met with families and victims of the movie theater massacre there, Obama told a mostly African-American audience that such tragedies are replayed on a smaller scale in cities throughout the country on a daily basis.
"Every day and a half the number of young people we lose to violence is about the same as the number of people we lost in that movie theater," Obama said in remarks to the National Urban League, a group that works to promote civil rights and economic improvement for African-Americans.
United Airlines is providing free air travel for the family members of those injured in last week's shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, according to a report.
United said it wanted "to help in any way we can," according to a statement emailed to the Denver Post newspaper.
The American Red Cross is facilitating the process between United Airlines and family members.
Read the full story at the Denver Post
Authorities have prevented what they believe was an attempt to copy the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting by a suspect in Maryland, a Washington, D.C.-area television station reported Friday.
According to WJLA-TV, law enforcement arrested an unidentified indivudual Thursday night. Officials told the TV station that the man had made threats against his employer after facing termination from his job.
Read the full story at WJLA.com
Pallbearers carry the casket of massacre victim Micayla Medek after her funeral in Aurora July 26, 2012.
Family and friends filed into a Denver church on Thursday for the funeral of the 23-year-old woman who was among the 12 people killed in a massacre at the opening of the new "Batman" movie, as investigators sought to piece together a possible motive for the shooting rampage.
Many of the mourners wore pink "Hello Kitty" ribbons pinned to their clothing in remembrance of the popular cartoon and merchandising character that was a favourite of Medek's. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Aurora, Colorado mass shooting suspect James Holmes is making a court appearance today at 9:30 AM local time (11:30 AM ET).
Per a judge's order, cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom on Monday.
James Holmes won't face an additional homicide charge in connection with the death of a fetus, the Denver Post reports citing a former prosecutor.
Colorado laws only apply to individuals "who had been born and alive," the prosecutor told the newspaper.
Ashley Moser suffered a miscarriage while recovering from injuries sustained in the July 20th shooting. Her daughter, six-year-old Veronica Moser, died in the attack.
CALL7 is learning the learning hearing for #shootingsuspect is ending. James Holmes facing142 criminal counts.by Tak Landrock via twitter 7/30/2012 4:16:40 PM
142 counts total. 24 counts of first degree murder, 116 counts criminal attempt to commit murder #TheaterShootingby Kristen Painter via twitter 7/30/2012 4:17:53 PM
Maximum punishment is death, minimum is life in prison no parole. #TheaterShootingby Kristen Painter via twitter 7/30/2012 4:18:12 PM
August 9 is next court hearing to argue about unsealing the case file. #TheaterShootingby Kristen Painter via twitter 7/30/2012 4:19:32 PM
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