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Associated Press Updated: July 29, 2015 at 4:01 pm


Colorado theater shooter's mother fights tears

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The mother of the Colorado theater shooting gunman says his psychiatrist never told them James Holmes had been talking about killing people when she called about a month before the attack.

Arlene Holmes' testimony at her son's sentencing on Wednesday represents her first public comments since the trial began.

Fighting back tears, she said she "would have been crawling on all fours" to reach her son in Colorado had she known her son was talking about killing. "We wouldn't be here" if Dr. Lynne Fenton had told them, she said.

Fenton testified earlier that she called his parents to help her decide whether he posed a danger to himself or others after he dropped out of school and quit his therapy.

Her appearance follows testimony from her husband and their 22-year-old daughter this week.


Pueblo mourns teen who died playing Russian roulette

(Information in the following story is from: KKTV-TV,

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Friends and relatives of a Pueblo teen who died playing Russian roulette say the boy was sweet but also a daredevil.

Seventeen-year-old Cruisito Leiba died Monday at an apartment party in northeast Pueblo.

Friends and relatives tell KKTV that they're shocked by the death.

Witnesses told police that the teen loaded a single bullet into the cylinder of a revolver and started playing a one-man game of Russian roulette.

Friends gathered Tuesday night for a vigil and told the station that the boy had a wild streak but was also respectful and kind.


CSU halts some fetal tissue acquisition

(Information in the following story is from: Fort Collins Coloradoan,

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University is suspending further acquisition of fetal tissue from vendors implicated in a congressional inquiry.

CSU President Tony Frank says the university bioethics committee will seek alternatives to aborted fetal tissue sources to allow key research to continue.

According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, CSU was targeted by social media posts earlier this month as part of a national campaign following the release of videos by the Center for Medical Progress, a nonprofit group that monitors medical ethics.

The CSU decision comes after an anti-abortion group released covertly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing procedures for obtaining tissue from aborted fetuses for research.


Troy Tulowitzki still shocked by trade to Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki was "blindsided" to learn he'd been traded to Toronto after 10 seasons with the Colorado Rockies, and said his life has felt "crazy" ever since.

Getting back on the field should calm things down a little for the five-time All-Star shortstop.

Tulowitzki will lead off against Philadelphia right-hander Jerome Williams in his Blue Jays debut Wednesday night. He was traded to Toronto on Tuesday, along with right-hander LaTroy Hawkins, in exchange for shortstop Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects.

"I'm still shocked," Tulowitzki said Wednesday at his introductory news conference. "When I walk into a clubhouse and it's not purple, it's different for me."

Toronto designated left-hander Felix Doubront for assignment to clear a roster spot for Tulowitzki. Doubront was 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in five games.


Jose Reyes makes Rockies debut against Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Shortstop Jose Reyes made his debut with the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs and batted second.

The 32-year-old four-time All-Star was acquired along with a package of prospects from Toronto on Tuesday in a trade that sent shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the Blue Jays.

Reyes didn't arrive in Chicago until late Tuesday. To make room for him on the roster, the Rockies sent infielder Cristhian Adames to Triple-A Albuquerque.

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