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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
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Judge sets Oct. 14 trial date for Aurora theater massacre trial

LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jury selection for James Holmes, charged with killing 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, will begin Oct. 14, a judge said Thursday.
Judge orders new psychiatric evaluation for James Holmes

Judge orders new psychiatric evaluation for James Holmes

AURORA, Colo., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A judge has ordered a second psychiatric evaluation for James Holmes, the accused killer of 12 people inside an Aurora, Colo., movie theater.
Judge: Colorado shooter's statements made without attorney can be used

Judge: Colorado shooter's statements made without attorney can be used

LITTLETON, Colo., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Statements made by alleged Colorado movie gunman James Holmes about explosives in his home after requesting an attorney can be used in court, a judge ruled.

Prosecutors say psychiatrist in Holmes' case shows bias

AURORA, Colo., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Prosecutors have accused a court-designated psychiatrist of bias in his examination of alleged Aurora, Colo.,theater gunman James Holmes.

Colorado court dates set for Holmes insanity plea hearing

AURORA, Colo., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Lawyers in the case of a fatal theater shooting in Colorado were in court Wednesday to set hearings on the defendant's insanity plea.

Judge postpones hearings on theater shooter's mental health

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Hearings into the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting case were postponed as attorneys argued whether the gunman should have another psychiatric evaluation.

New York appeals court protects reporter from revealing sources

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A reporter who refused to reveal sources for her exclusive Aurora theater massacre story does not have to appear in Colorado, a New York court said Tuesday.

Judge upholds search of James Holmes' apartment

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Police were justified in entering the home of suspected Aurora, Colo., theater gunman James Holmes' apartment without a warrant, a judge ruled.
Police: Bombs in Holmes' apartment forced warrantless search

Police: Bombs in Holmes' apartment forced warrantless search

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- If booby traps found inside the alleged Colorado movie shooter's apartment had exploded, the effect would have been "devastating," a bomb squad technician said.
James Holmes' attorneys want extra time to file motions

James Holmes' attorneys want extra time to file motions

AURORA, Colo., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The lawyers for Aurora, Colo., theater shooting suspect James Holmes said they need extra time to file motions regarding their client's psychiatric evaluation.

James Holmes' bank records improperly seized

AURORA, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- An Aurora, Colo., detective said police didn't realize they improperly seized the bank records of theater shooting suspect James Holmes until 10 months later.
James Holmes asked for lawyer, never saw one during questioning

James Holmes asked for lawyer, never saw one during questioning

AURORA, Colo., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Aurora, Colo., theater shooting suspect James Holmes asked for, but never saw, an attorney minutes after detectives began questioning him, his lawyer said.

Colo. theater victims taken to hospital in patrol cars

AURORA, Colo., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An Aurora, Colo., policeman said he told officers to take victims of a theater shooting to the hospital in their patrol cars instead of waiting for ambulances.

Judge: Aurora theater massacre jurors could serve up to 8 months

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Prospective jurors in the Aurora, Colo., theater mass shooting case should be prepared to serve up to eight months, the judge handling the case said Wednesday.
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James Eagan Holmes (born December 13, 1987) is the suspected perpetrator of a mass shooting at a cinema that occurred on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado. He has no known prior criminal record. Holmes was born on December 13, 1987, the son of a registered nurse and a mathematician working as a senior scientist.[4][5][6] His father has degrees from Stanford, UCLA and Berkeley.[1] James Holmes was raised in San Diego, California.[5][7][8] He graduated from Westview High School in the Torrey Highlands community of San Diego in 2006.[6][9][10] Holmes played soccer and ran cross-country at Westview High.[1] In the summer of 2006 he got an internship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies where he was assigned to write computer code for an experiment. Holmes, who was described by his supervisor as stubborn, uncommunicative and socially inept, presented his project to the other interns at the end of the internship, but never actually completed it.[11][12] In the summer of 2008 Holmes worked as a counselor for underprivileged children at Camp Max Straus in Glendale, California.[13] He obtained an undergraduate degree with the highest honors[14][15] in neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), which he attended since 2006, in 2010.[16] He was a member of several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key.[17] The UCR chancellor stated that, having received the highest honors, Holmes was at the "top of the top".[18] He enrolled as a Ph.D. student in neuroscience at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. He received a federal grant from the National Institutes of Health to work on his Ph.D. there.[19] In 2012, his academic performance declined,[20] and he scored poorly on the comprehensive exam in the spring. The university was not planning to expel him. However, Holmes was in the process of withdrawing from the university.[21] Holmes and his family were regular attendees of their local Presbyterian church.[22] In the summer of 2008, Holmes worked as a counselor at a residential summer camp in Glendale, California, that catered to needy children aged 7–14. There he was responsible for 10 children and had no disciplinary problems.[23] In Aurora, he lived on Paris Street in a one-bedroom apartment, in a building with other students involved in health studies.[24] In his rental application, he described himself as "quiet and easygoing".[25] He left few digital footprints, other than a university email address, an old Myspace photo[26], a dating profile on Match.com,[27] and a profile on Adult FriendFinder, as well as a resume at the employment website Monster.com.[28][29] Holmes is suspected of having killed 12 and wounded 58 in the 2012 Aurora, Colorado, USA cinema shooting, on July 20, 2012, with multiple guns after setting off several gas or smoke canisters. The police arrested an unresisting Holmes behind the Century 16 cinema, next to his car.

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