• Attorney May 16, 2019

    Colo. School Mourns Kendrick Castillo, the Young Student Who Died Charging Gunmen

    Mourners gathered Wednesday to honor Kendrick Castillo, the young hero who lost his life protecting classmates during last week’s deadly school shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Kendrick, 18, was killed when he and two other students rushed one of the gunmen. Eight other students were hurt in the attack.

  • Attorney May 16, 2019

    Hundreds Honor Slain Colorado Teen Kendrick Castillo, Who Charged Gunman During High School Shooting

    Nearly 2,000 people turned out Wednesday for a memorial service to honor the Colorado teenager who was killed while charging one of the two gunmen who opened fire inside a high school and shot nine people just days before graduation. A line of Jeeps and trucks stretched along a Highlands Ranch roadway ahead of the service for Kendrick Castillo, 18,...

  • Attorney May 11, 2019

    Prosecutors Get More Time to File Colorado School Shooting Charges

    Prosecutors investigating the case against two students suspected of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, in a suburban Denver charter school have until next week to decide what charges to pursue, a judge ruled Friday.
    Meanwhile, all but one of those injured in the shooting have been released from hospitals, officials said.

  • Attorney May 10, 2019

    Former Classmate Says Colo. Gunman ‘Always Joked About It'

    A former classmate of Devon Erickson said the 18-year-old student accused of killing and injuring students at a Colorado school showed warning signs of the shooting as a student himself. “We weren’t surprised who it was because you could kind of see that coming from a mile away, but the fact that he actually did it…,” said Kevin Cole. “Because...

  • Attorney Mar 19, 2018

    Mennonite Investigator Who Won't Testify Goes Back to Jail

    A defense investigator in a death penalty case has been jailed indefinitely for refusing to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs. Greta Lindecrantz, a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment, refused for a third day Wednesday to answer questions in court about her work as part of a death penalty...

  • social media Mar 18, 2016

    Teen Sexting Prompts Efforts to Update Child-Porn Laws

    Rampant teen sexting has left politicians and law enforcement authorities around the country struggling to find some kind of legal middle ground between prosecuting students for child porn and letting them off the hook....
    Most states consider sexually explicit images of minors to be child pornography, meaning even teenagers who share nude selfies among themselves can, in theory at least, be...

  • prosecutor Jul 23, 2015

    Colorado Theater Shooting Trial: Jurors Agree to Weigh Execution

    Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have refused to rule out the death penalty for James Holmes in the first phase of sentencing. The jury said Thursday that they agree with prosecutors that Holmes’ crimes were heinous enough to warrant execution. Now, Holmes’ attorneys will argue that life in prison without parole is an appropriate sentence despite those crimes.

  • prosecutor Jul 17, 2015

    Despite Quick Conviction, Theater Shooting Trial Isn't Over

    Families of the 12 people James Holmes killed and the scores he injured in a packed movie theater were relieved that jurors only needed 12 hours to reject the idea that he was legally insane when he opened fire.

  • prosecutor Jul 17, 2015

    Jurors Begin Deliberations in Colorado Theater Shooting Case

    Jurors in Colorado movie massacre trial have started deliberating the fate of gunman James Holmes who killed a dozen people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, three years ago. Holmes entered the theater during the midnight premier of a Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” on July 20, 2012. Twelve people died and 70 were injured. Holmes, now 27,...

  • prosecutor Jul 17, 2015

    James Holmes Found Guilty in Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

    Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere after jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions.

  • judge Jun 12, 2015

    Theater Shooter's Ex-Girlfriend Urged Him to See Therapist

    Months before James Holmes opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, his ex-girlfriend said she urged him talk to his therapist after he mentioned having thoughts about killing people, thoughts that to her “seemed very philosophical” and not a concrete threat. Gargi Datta also testified Thursday that during their relationship, Holmes showed no interest in guns, including when they visited...

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