<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:12:27 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Teller County Sheriff's Office investigating shots fired at Victor city employee]]> http://gazette.com/teller-county-sheriffs-office-investigating-shots-fired-at-victor-city-employee/article/1554961?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/teller-county-sheriffs-office-investigating-shots-fired-at-victor-city-employee/article/1554961?custom_click=rss

An incident in which a Victor employee reported the back window of her road grader cab was shattered by at least one shot as she worked on a dirt road in the small town southeast of Cripple Creek is under investigation, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

Toni Tomei told The Gazette she was grading a dirt road about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when she heard a loud bang. She turned around to look out the window of her cab but didn't see anything and continued driving.

After she turned around and came back down the street, Tomei said another loud bang hit the cab's back window, causing the glass to shatter, although the window remained intact.

Tomei said she wasn't hurt but was shaken.

"It just scared me," she

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]]> An incident in which a Victor employee reported the back window of her road grader cab was shattered by at least one shot as she worked on a dirt road in the small town southeast of Cripple Creek is under investigation, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

Toni Tomei told The Gazette she was grading a dirt road about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when she heard a loud bang. She turned around to look out the window of her cab but didn't see anything and continued driving.

After she turned around and came back down the street, Tomei said another loud bang hit the cab's back window, causing the glass to shatter, although the window remained intact.

Tomei said she wasn't hurt but was shaken.

"It just scared me," she]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:05:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Coroner rules on death of Colorado Springs shooting victim]]> http://gazette.com/coroner-rules-on-death-of-colorado-springs-shooting-victim/article/1554939?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/coroner-rules-on-death-of-colorado-springs-shooting-victim/article/1554939?custom_click=rss

A 24-year-old man who was found shot to death Thursday morning at an apartment complex on Colorado Springs' northeast side had committed suicide, the Colorado Springs Police Department said Friday after an El Paso County Coroner's Office autopsy.

The man was identified as Daniel Pate of Colorado Springs and the cause of death was described as a gunshot wound, police said. No charges are pending, police said.

No other information was immediately released Friday by police.

The shooting took place about 4:30 a.m. Thursday at The Preserve at Hidden Creek apartments in the 5900 block of Vista Ridge Point.

A woman who was at the scene was not injured, but had been taken to a hospital to be evaluated; her relationship



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A 24-year-old man who was found shot to death Thursday morning at an apartment complex on Colorado Springs' northeast side had committed suicide, the Colorado Springs Police Department said Friday after an El Paso County Coroner's Office autopsy.

The man was identified as Daniel Pate of Colorado Springs and the cause of death was described as a gunshot wound, police said. No charges are pending, police said.

No other information was immediately released Friday by police.

The shooting took place about 4:30 a.m. Thursday at The Preserve at Hidden Creek apartments in the 5900 block of Vista Ridge Point.

A woman who was at the scene was not injured, but had been taken to a hospital to be evaluated; her relationship

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:02:06 -0600
<![CDATA[One dead, one sent to hospital in Colorado Springs shooting]]> http://gazette.com/one-dead-one-sent-to-hospital-in-colorado-springs-shooting/article/1554866?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/one-dead-one-sent-to-hospital-in-colorado-springs-shooting/article/1554866?custom_click=rss

A man was found dead and a woman was taken to a hospital after a shooting early Thursday at a northeast Colorado Springs apartment complex, according to police.

Two young children, whose ages were not immediately available, were in the apartment but are safe with authorities, police said.

Information on their relationship to the man and woman was not available.

Few details of the 4:30 a.m. shooting at The Preserve at Hidden Creek apartments complex on the 5900 block of Vista Ridge Point were released.

The investigation is in its early stages.

The woman apparently was not injured in the shooting but was taken to a hospital to be medically evaluated.

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]]> A man was found dead and a woman was taken to a hospital after a shooting early Thursday at a northeast Colorado Springs apartment complex, according to police.

Two young children, whose ages were not immediately available, were in the apartment but are safe with authorities, police said.

Information on their relationship to the man and woman was not available.

Few details of the 4:30 a.m. shooting at The Preserve at Hidden Creek apartments complex on the 5900 block of Vista Ridge Point were released.

The investigation is in its early stages.

The woman apparently was not injured in the shooting but was taken to a hospital to be medically evaluated.]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:05:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Jury convicts Colorado woman accused of running husband over with car]]> http://gazette.com/jury-convicts-colorado-woman-accused-of-running-husband-over-with-car/article/1554911?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jury-convicts-colorado-woman-accused-of-running-husband-over-with-car/article/1554911?custom_click=rss

BRIGHTON — A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing her husband by running him over with her car after an argument in Westminster.

The Adams County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 39-year-old Nancy Jo Arias was found guilty of vehicular homicide, DUI and manslaughter in the Aug. 11 death of 38-year-old Phillip Anthony Lobato. She is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11.

Arias told investigators she had a heated argument in which Lobato hit her in the face several times. She told him to get out of the vehicle, and he continued to hit her through the open car window.

Prosecutors say she then ran him down with the car.



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BRIGHTON — A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing her husband by running him over with her car after an argument in Westminster.

The Adams County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 39-year-old Nancy Jo Arias was found guilty of vehicular homicide, DUI and manslaughter in the Aug. 11 death of 38-year-old Phillip Anthony Lobato. She is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11.

Arias told investigators she had a heated argument in which Lobato hit her in the face several times. She told him to get out of the vehicle, and he continued to hit her through the open car window.

Prosecutors say she then ran him down with the car.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:14:45 -0600
<![CDATA[El Paso County Sheriff's Office: Teen missing since May found and is safe]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-sheriffs-office-teen-missing-since-may-found-and-is-safe/article/1554907?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-sheriffs-office-teen-missing-since-may-found-and-is-safe/article/1554907?custom_click=rss

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported around 7 p.m. Thursday that a teen missing for several weeks has been found safely in northeast Colorado Springs.

Dorien McClendon, 15, from the Ellicott area, was last seen in eastern El Paso County on May 27, according to the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office asked just before 6 p.m. Thursday that anyone with information about his whereabouts contact the office.



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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported around 7 p.m. Thursday that a teen missing for several weeks has been found safely in northeast Colorado Springs.

Dorien McClendon, 15, from the Ellicott area, was last seen in eastern El Paso County on May 27, according to the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office asked just before 6 p.m. Thursday that anyone with information about his whereabouts contact the office.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:12:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Police arrest Colorado Springs mom who allegedly kidnapped child]]> http://gazette.com/police-arrest-colorado-springs-mom-who-allegedly-kidnapped-child/article/1554867?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-arrest-colorado-springs-mom-who-allegedly-kidnapped-child/article/1554867?custom_click=rss

A 28-year-old woman accused of forcibly taking her daughter from a home earlier this week was taken into custody Thursday morning in the northeast part of the state, Colorado Springs police said.

Kiri McMillion and her five-year-old daughter Sidney were located by the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, police said. Colorado Springs police officers were notified around 12:40 a.m.

Sidney was unharmed and was reunited with family members, police said.

McMillion was arrested on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping and violating a court order.

She is accused of arriving to a home on the 700 block of East Rio Grande Street Tuesday, near east Fountain Boulevard and East Costilla Street, forcibly picking her daughter up

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]]> A 28-year-old woman accused of forcibly taking her daughter from a home earlier this week was taken into custody Thursday morning in the northeast part of the state, Colorado Springs police said.

Kiri McMillion and her five-year-old daughter Sidney were located by the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, police said. Colorado Springs police officers were notified around 12:40 a.m.

Sidney was unharmed and was reunited with family members, police said.

McMillion was arrested on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping and violating a court order.

She is accused of arriving to a home on the 700 block of East Rio Grande Street Tuesday, near east Fountain Boulevard and East Costilla Street, forcibly picking her daughter up]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:16:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Live video: Aurora movie theater shooting trial, Day 42]]> http://gazette.com/live-video-aurora-movie-theater-shooting-trial-day-42/article/1554875?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-video-aurora-movie-theater-shooting-trial-day-42/article/1554875?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL — Live coverage from the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes resumed Thursday morning from the Arapahoe County Justice Center. 

Wednesday recap: Video shows theater shooter acting oddly right after arrest

CENTENNIAL — As the chaos of a shooting at a packed movie theater continued to unfold outside, James Holmes sat in a sterile police interview room, toying with staples, staring at walls and playing with paper bags put on his hands to preserve gunshot residue.

Holmes' defense attorneys on Wednesday began showing a four-hour video of his bizarre, post-shooting behavior as they try to convince jurors he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a



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CENTENNIAL — Live coverage from the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes resumed Thursday morning from the Arapahoe County Justice Center. 

Wednesday recap: Video shows theater shooter acting oddly right after arrest

CENTENNIAL — As the chaos of a shooting at a packed movie theater continued to unfold outside, James Holmes sat in a sterile police interview room, toying with staples, staring at walls and playing with paper bags put on his hands to preserve gunshot residue.

Holmes' defense attorneys on Wednesday began showing a four-hour video of his bizarre, post-shooting behavior as they try to convince jurors he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:03:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Authorities have person of interest in Dylan Redwine case]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-have-person-of-interest-in-dylan-redwine-case/article/1554843?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-have-person-of-interest-in-dylan-redwine-case/article/1554843?custom_click=rss

A person of interest has been identified by the La Plata County Sheriff's Office in the Dylan Redwine case, according to a former FBI criminal profiler who has been working as an investigator.

Dylan, of Monument, was 13 when he went missing while visiting his father in Vallecito over Thanksgiving break in 2012. His remains were found along a rugged road near his father's house months later, but neither a cause of death nor a suspect was identified.

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office hired a former FBI criminal profiler, Pete Klismet, in January to help with the investigation. Klismet lives in Colorado Springs but has been in Durango the past week and said investigators are "optimistic we will have some newsworthy results

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]]> A person of interest has been identified by the La Plata County Sheriff's Office in the Dylan Redwine case, according to a former FBI criminal profiler who has been working as an investigator.

Dylan, of Monument, was 13 when he went missing while visiting his father in Vallecito over Thanksgiving break in 2012. His remains were found along a rugged road near his father's house months later, but neither a cause of death nor a suspect was identified.

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office hired a former FBI criminal profiler, Pete Klismet, in January to help with the investigation. Klismet lives in Colorado Springs but has been in Durango the past week and said investigators are "optimistic we will have some newsworthy results]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:05:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Arrested Fort Carson soldier has been AWOL since May]]> http://gazette.com/arrested-fort-carson-soldier-has-been-awol-since-may/article/1554855?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arrested-fort-carson-soldier-has-been-awol-since-may/article/1554855?custom_click=rss

A Fort Carson soldier arrested Tuesday was declared absent without leave in May, Fort Carson officials said Wednesday.

Joseph Kimsey, 22, was arrested Tuesday in Cañon City after police say he was driving a car stolen from a Colorado Springs homicide victim, Ashley Melnyczok, 27.

She was found stabbed to death June 3 in a unit at the Grand River Canyon Apartments complex, near North Academy and Kelly Johnson boulevards. Jonathan Nelson was arrested in connection with Melnyczok's death on suspicion of second-degree murder June 4.

Kimsey was declared absent without leave May 29 and Fort Carson officials say they are "working with local law enforcement concerning this situation.



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A Fort Carson soldier arrested Tuesday was declared absent without leave in May, Fort Carson officials said Wednesday.

Joseph Kimsey, 22, was arrested Tuesday in Cañon City after police say he was driving a car stolen from a Colorado Springs homicide victim, Ashley Melnyczok, 27.

She was found stabbed to death June 3 in a unit at the Grand River Canyon Apartments complex, near North Academy and Kelly Johnson boulevards. Jonathan Nelson was arrested in connection with Melnyczok's death on suspicion of second-degree murder June 4.

Kimsey was declared absent without leave May 29 and Fort Carson officials say they are "working with local law enforcement concerning this situation.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:58:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado agency to run toxicology tests for DUI cases]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-agency-to-run-toxicology-tests-for-dui-cases/article/1554856?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-agency-to-run-toxicology-tests-for-dui-cases/article/1554856?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that it would start toxicology testing for drug and alcohol DUI cases immediately.

The bureau's forensic services section has been working on the framework for the program for the past 16 months, the agency wrote in a press release. Conducting forensic toxicology testing at the bureau's agencies will assist other law enforcement agencies, according to a state House bill signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper last April, establishing the program.

Testing will begin at the Grand Junction Regional Office and expand to the bureau's Pueblo and Denver locations later this year.

The agency expects to process 10,000 toxicology samples every year.



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The Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that it would start toxicology testing for drug and alcohol DUI cases immediately.

The bureau's forensic services section has been working on the framework for the program for the past 16 months, the agency wrote in a press release. Conducting forensic toxicology testing at the bureau's agencies will assist other law enforcement agencies, according to a state House bill signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper last April, establishing the program.

Testing will begin at the Grand Junction Regional Office and expand to the bureau's Pueblo and Denver locations later this year.

The agency expects to process 10,000 toxicology samples every year.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:54:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Video shows theater shooter acting oddly right after arrest]]> http://gazette.com/video-shows-theater-shooter-acting-oddly-right-after-arrest/article/1554851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/video-shows-theater-shooter-acting-oddly-right-after-arrest/article/1554851?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL — As the chaos of a shooting at a packed movie theater continued to unfold outside, James Holmes sat in a sterile police interview room, toying with staples, staring at walls and playing with paper bags put on his hands to preserve gunshot residue.

Holmes' defense attorneys on Wednesday began showing a four-hour video of his bizarre, post-shooting behavior as they try to convince jurors he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a midnight movie premiere.

They say the video of Holmes in a ripped T-shirt and boxers with fiery orange hair is proof he was in the grips of a psychotic episode during the July 20, 2012, attack.



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CENTENNIAL — As the chaos of a shooting at a packed movie theater continued to unfold outside, James Holmes sat in a sterile police interview room, toying with staples, staring at walls and playing with paper bags put on his hands to preserve gunshot residue.

Holmes' defense attorneys on Wednesday began showing a four-hour video of his bizarre, post-shooting behavior as they try to convince jurors he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a midnight movie premiere.

They say the video of Holmes in a ripped T-shirt and boxers with fiery orange hair is proof he was in the grips of a psychotic episode during the July 20, 2012, attack.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:39:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Arrest warrant issued for mom in kidnapping of Colorado Springs girl]]> http://gazette.com/arrest-warrant-issued-for-mom-in-kidnapping-of-colorado-springs-girl/article/1554822?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arrest-warrant-issued-for-mom-in-kidnapping-of-colorado-springs-girl/article/1554822?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police are seeking a 28-year-old woman and her young daughter in what is believed to be a parental kidnapping case, according to a news release Wednesday.

The woman, Kiri McMillion, may be driving a silver 1999 Chevrolet pick-up truck with the license plate 952SUQ. She is described as a white female with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5-foot-8 and weighs 120 pounds.

Her daughter, 5-year-old Sidney Carlisle, has brown hair and blue eyes and is under 4 feet and weighs about 35 pounds.

Police say McMillion "forcibly picked up" her daughter from a home on the 700 block of East Rio Grande Street on the city's south side around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The child refused to go with her mom, who picked her up and

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]]> Colorado Springs police are seeking a 28-year-old woman and her young daughter in what is believed to be a parental kidnapping case, according to a news release Wednesday.

The woman, Kiri McMillion, may be driving a silver 1999 Chevrolet pick-up truck with the license plate 952SUQ. She is described as a white female with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5-foot-8 and weighs 120 pounds.

Her daughter, 5-year-old Sidney Carlisle, has brown hair and blue eyes and is under 4 feet and weighs about 35 pounds.

Police say McMillion "forcibly picked up" her daughter from a home on the 700 block of East Rio Grande Street on the city's south side around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The child refused to go with her mom, who picked her up and]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:48:41 -0600 <![CDATA[National organization wants help to find person who went missing in Colorado Springs 25 years ago]]> http://gazette.com/national-organization-wants-help-to-find-person-who-went-missing-in-colorado-springs-25-years-ago/article/1554782?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/national-organization-wants-help-to-find-person-who-went-missing-in-colorado-springs-25-years-ago/article/1554782?custom_click=rss

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking again for help locating a man who disappeared from Colorado Springs as a teenager almost exactly 25 years ago.

Robert Pillsen-Rahier was 15 when he disappeared July 6, 1990, from a residential treatment facility in Colorado Springs.

At the time, he wore wire-rimmed glasses. He would now be 40 years old and is estimated to be 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds. He has a scar on his forehead and a discoloration on his right arm, according to a release from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He goes by "Bobby."

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Colorado Springs Police Department's Missing Person's Unit at 444-7000.



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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking again for help locating a man who disappeared from Colorado Springs as a teenager almost exactly 25 years ago.

Robert Pillsen-Rahier was 15 when he disappeared July 6, 1990, from a residential treatment facility in Colorado Springs.

At the time, he wore wire-rimmed glasses. He would now be 40 years old and is estimated to be 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds. He has a scar on his forehead and a discoloration on his right arm, according to a release from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He goes by "Bobby."

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Colorado Springs Police Department's Missing Person's Unit at 444-7000.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:27:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Man wanted in Colorado woman's slaying found near lake]]> http://gazette.com/man-wanted-in-colorado-womans-slaying-found-nearlake/article/1554821?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-wanted-in-colorado-womans-slaying-found-nearlake/article/1554821?custom_click=rss

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A man sought in connection with the death of a young woman near Steamboat Springs has been found.

Twenty-two-year-old Cole J. Pollard was found Wednesday morning at the Trappers Lake recreational area following a search lasting several hours.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office says Pollard is being returned to Routt County, where he has been named a person of interest in the slaying of 22-year-old Patricia Richmond.

Richmond's body was found tied up and face down in the home of her fiance's parents, Amy and Russell West, on Monday near the community of Clark north of Steamboat Springs. Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says Pollard is a distant cousin of Richmond's fiance.



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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A man sought in connection with the death of a young woman near Steamboat Springs has been found.

Twenty-two-year-old Cole J. Pollard was found Wednesday morning at the Trappers Lake recreational area following a search lasting several hours.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office says Pollard is being returned to Routt County, where he has been named a person of interest in the slaying of 22-year-old Patricia Richmond.

Richmond's body was found tied up and face down in the home of her fiance's parents, Amy and Russell West, on Monday near the community of Clark north of Steamboat Springs. Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says Pollard is a distant cousin of Richmond's fiance.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:26:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Live video: Aurora theater shooting trial, Day 41]]> http://gazette.com/live-video-aurora-theater-shooting-trial-day-41/article/1554805?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-video-aurora-theater-shooting-trial-day-41/article/1554805?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL — Live coverage from the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes resumed at about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday from the Arapahoe County Justice Center.

Tuesday recap

CENTENNIAL — The judge was different. The district attorney was different. The defense team was 40 percent of its current size.

The Aurora movie theater shooting trial time warped into the past Tuesday, when defense attorneys played a video shot at James Holmes' very first court appearance. The purpose was to remind jurors of how strange Holmes looked during that court hearing in July 2012 — orange hair and sleepy eyelids that suddenly flapped wide open.



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CENTENNIAL — Live coverage from the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes resumed at about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday from the Arapahoe County Justice Center.

Tuesday recap

CENTENNIAL — The judge was different. The district attorney was different. The defense team was 40 percent of its current size.

The Aurora movie theater shooting trial time warped into the past Tuesday, when defense attorneys played a video shot at James Holmes' very first court appearance. The purpose was to remind jurors of how strange Holmes looked during that court hearing in July 2012 — orange hair and sleepy eyelids that suddenly flapped wide open.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:49:16 -0600