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Reporter faces possible jail-time for refusing to reveal who provided her with Aurora mass shooter James Holmes’ notebook.

Jana Winter

... Winter is currently facing a jail sentence for refusing to reveal the sources who provided her with alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes’ notebook, which he had sent to a psychiatrist and which was"full of details about how he was going to kill people." Holmes’ defense attorneys subpoenaed Winter to testify about who told her about the notebook and a Colorado judge has said that he will rule on April 10th whether Winter must reveal her source or face jail time for refusing to testify.


Aurora Gunman James Holmes Will Face The Death Penalty

Colorado prosecutors have reached the decision that James Holmes deserves to die for killing 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last July. Their decision comes after Holmes’ offer to plead guilty to the shooting in exchange for receiving life in prison was rejected by prosecutors.


Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea for James E. Holmes

James Holmes - NY Times

The judge in the case of James E. Holmes, after having laid the groundwork for Mr. Holmes to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, denied requests by defense lawyers for more time.


Prosecutors: Holmes was banned from university after threats

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Prosecutors say the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting made threats and was banned from the University of Colorado after failing a key exam six weeks before the rampage.


Judge in Aurora shooting case: Gag order remains

The judge in the case of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes ruled on Monday to keep nearly all relevant court documents sealed from public view, and keep a gag order in place, saying disclosure of records could damage the investigation, and the defendant’s access to a fair hearing.


Attorneys say Colorado shooting suspect is mentally ill

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Attorneys for mass murder suspect James Holmes told a district judge Thursday that their client is mentally ill, setting the stage for an insanity defense for the man charged with murdering 12 people and injuring 58 in a movie theater rampage.


US media to ask for James Holmes details to be released

US news media will apply at a court hearing later to weaken a gag order on the case of the man accused of last month's Colorado cinema massacre. The alleged gunman, James Holmes, 24, is expected to be present for the hearing, as more than 20 news groups ask a judge to unseal documents.


Psychiatrist's warning about Holmes ignored when he dropped out

The psychiatrist who was treating Colorado movie massacre suspect James Holmes warned a University of Colorado threat-assessment team that he could be a danger, but no action was taken because he soon dropped out of school, the Denver Post reported.


Murder Charges to be Filed in Colorado Shooting

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Prosecutors are expected to formally charge James Eagan Holmes with multiple counts of first degree murder on Monday in the shooting deaths of 12 people at a movie theater.


Defense: Theater shooting suspect was seeing psychiatrist

Court records confirmed Friday that James Eagan Holmes was seeing a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire in a Colorado movie theater last week, killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others. The disclosure came in a motion(.pdf) seeking a hearing on what Holmes' lawyers called inappropriate leaks to the news media. The motion was granted, and the hearing is scheduled for Monday.


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