Judge Carlos Samour has mostly rejected several defense motions trying to limit what victims of the Aurora theater shooting can say about James Holmes’ me
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There is also a dvd….
The report is 53 pages long, including 21 pages of attachments. The second examiner also submitted his “CV”, which is 48 pages. CV as in - "Curriculum Vitae?" which is Latin for "course of life" Remember “James Holmes - Of Life” on the front of his (James’) notebook? How ironic.
At 11:15 this morning the court received a copy of the exam. That means that yesterday the defense had not seen the report, even though they were objecting to the prosecution seeing it.
The dvd (interviews w/James) arrived in court today at one p.m and the defense/prosecution were told to arrive no earlier then 1:30 p. m. today to pick up their copies of the dvd.
It could be plea bargain time. Or not. *Fingers crossed* for James.
New James Holmes Documents 10/15/2014
10/15/2014 Reply in Support of Defendant’s Motion in Limine Requesting Court and Prosecution to Refrain from Referring to the Two Phases of this Capital Trial as the “Guilt Phase” and/or the “Death Phase” [D-237]
A victim of the Aurora theater massacre said that despite forgiving the suspect, he believes defense lawyers and anti-death penalty groups have used him like a pawn.
JAMES HOLMES SECOND SANITY EXAM HAS BEEN COMPLETED
Apparently on Oct 6th, the defense and prosecution were notified that James’ second sanity evaluation was completed. It looks like the defense is trying to keep the prosecution from reading the notes from CMHIP regarding the second exam. Samour doesn’t agree.
10/08/2014 Order Setting Briefing Schedule on Defense Motions D-237, D-238, D-239, D-240, D-241, and D-242, and Addressing Defense Requests for a Hearing and to Suppress Motions D-238, D-240, and D-241 (C-139)
10/09/2014 Order D-221-B
10/10/2014 Order Regarding Defendant’s Motion to Enjoin CMHIP from Producing Materials Related to the Second Sanity Examination to the Prosecution in the Absence of a Valid Subpoena Duces Tecum (D-243)
10/10/2014 Register of Actions 10/3/2014 to 10/10/2014
10/14/2014 People’s Response to Defense Motion D-237
10/14/2014 People’s Response to Defense Motion D-239
In an order released Tuesday, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. agreed to read the letters but only after the trial of James Holmes.
Several victims of the Aurora theater shootings have written letters to the judge about his decision to let news organizations broadcast the trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom.
In an order released Tuesday, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. agreed to read the letters but only after the trial of James Holmes. He says he is aware some victims opposed his September order allowing video of the proceedings, but the law doesn’t allow victims or attorneys to submit filings on court rulings.
Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack. In a motion released Tuesday, prosecutors oppose a defense request to bar emotional testimony from victims during the penalty phase of the trial.
Jury selection in the Colorado theater shootings case will be open to the public and the news media, the judge said Wednesday.District Judge Carlos A. Samour…
Just a reminder…..
Hi there! Thanks for writing! I don’t pretend to have all the answers when it comes to mental illness (and luckily, I’ve never had to experience some of the more horrific symptoms), but I’ve seen enough of it to know that it’s real, and that it can do bad things to good people. I hope my/our blogs can be a source of support not just for James, but for others who are suffering from mental illness. Take care of yourself. xx
James Holmes’s attorneys would like the judge in his murder case to instruct victims of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting…
An emergency response timeline from the Aurora theater shooting report.
12:09:01 a.m. Call for loud music at 1690 Paris Street #10. Elapsed time: 29 minutes, 18 seconds before shooting
12:38:37 First call of a shooting is received by Public Safety Dispatch. Elapsed time: 0:00
12:39:22 Sixth call of gunshots at Century theater, hundreds running out of the building. Caller believes it was in theater 10 or 9. Caller reports 16 to 20 shots, at 00:41:58 (caller reports three police cars on scene). Elapsed time: 0:45
12:39:38 First police units are dispatched for a shooting at Century Theaters. Elapsed time: 1:01
12:40:03 Dispatch airs that at least one person shot with hundreds running around. Elapsed time: 1:26
12:40:29 The first car, Cruiser 11, a sergeant, on PD-2 calls out on scene. Elapsed time: 1:52
12:40:31 Call from a manager. Does not know if anyone was shot or just firecrackers. Just saw customers running out of the building. Elapsed time: 1:54
12:40:57 First fire units are dispatched on a shooting at Century Theaters. Elapsed time: 2:20
12:41:35 Dispatch notifies Denver (Police) and Arapahoe (Sheriff’s Office) on MetroNet of an active shooter, no response requested at that time.Elapsed time: 2:58
12:41:34 Call taker asks if the person on the line is hurt, she says no but there are dead people in there.Elapsed time: 2:57
12:42:53 Caller asks what is going on at the theater. He does not know what is going on or what he should do. Said he was in theater 8 and that there were some fireworks that went off. He was pretty sure they were not shots. Elapsed time: 4:16
12:42:59 Dispatch airs to Engine 8, Battalion 1 and Medic 109 that they are needed hot to the front of the theaters, so far they have one party shot. Elapsed time: 4:22
12:43:08 Caller states trying to help a person shot in the leg, Victim is calling his wife. EMD started. Elapsed time: 4:31
12:43:14 Caller states they are at Centerpoint and Sable with victim hit in the head, below the ear, sirens heard in the background, caller sees medics and is told to wave them down. Elapsed time: 4:37
12:44:15 216 airs we need gas masks in 9, can’t get into 9. Elapsed time: 5:38
12:44:35 EMD started but caller cannot hear because the movie is too loud, caller states she cannot do CPR, call taker tries to talk her through it, at 00:48:46 the caller reports the police are there. Elapsed time: 5:58
12:44:38 Cruiser 10 airs “get us some damn gas masks for theater 9, we can’t get in it.” Elapsed time: 6:01
12:44:55 Caller reports that she is in theater 9 and that the shooting is stopped, she reports that she and her family are not injured but that others around her may be, the call taker has her stay in the theater if she is safe there. When asked if it was gunshots or fireworks, she relates she saw fireworks. Call taker tells her that officers are on scene and the fire department is standing by. At 12:47:40 the caller relates the police have come in. Elapsed time: 6:18
12:46:16 Cruiser 11 asks to hold the air and asks if that is a suspect with the white car in the rear of the lot. Elapsed time: 7:39
12:46:22 216A confirms it is a suspect and that he has rifles, gas masks, is detained right now, and that there is an open door into the theater. Elapsed time: 7:45