Emily Miller, an editor at the Washington Times, wrote, “We can’t blame lax gun-control laws, access to mental health treatment, prescription drugs or video games for Lanza’s terrible killing spree. We can point to a mother who should have been more aware of how sick her son had become and forced treatment.”
you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it.
It’s nice to hear James beard and hair were neatly trimmed. I’m really glad that NBC actually reported on that. All these little things matter. And I’m just glad to know that James is caring a bit about his appearance, it gives me a tiny bit of hope for his mental state. I know it’s necessary but I hate hearing about him being shackled. It just hits me deep down inside.
Things that will cause even more delays…C-82
New document C-82 stating that NO materials from James Prior CMHIP Exam can be forwarded to the new examiner at this time due to the Defense teams potential attempt to fight the second exam and bring it to the Supreme Court if they need to. This will not only surely delay things further but this might interfere with the new July deadline for the possible second sanity exam to be completed. The best bet would be Samour recants his OK for a second sanity exam and trial can begin come October 2014. I think we all know those chances are slim, but stranger things have happened surrounding this case.
John Ingolds Denver Post Article Regarding Todays Hearing and why it might not begin until 2015
A judge on Thursday scheduled the start of the Aurora movie theater murder trial for October, but defense attorneys said during a hearing they plan an appeal that could delay the long-postponed trial even longer.
At Thursday’s hearing, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour set the start of trial for Oct. 14. That is when the first batch of the 6,000 prospective jurors set to be summoned for the case — one of the largest jury calls in U.S. history — will arrive for the first phase of jury selection. Picking a jury could take three months, meaning opening statements in the trial may not actually begin until 2015. A verdict and possible sentence for James Holmes are likely still more than a year away.
But defense attorneys said a trial already nearly two years in the making could have to be delayed further. Attorney Tamara Brady said the defense plans to ask Samour to reconsider his recent order that Holmes undergo a second psychiatric exam. If Samour upholds his decision, Brady said the defense would likely appeal to the state Supreme Court.
"That would certainly delay things," she said.
Samour said he is inclined to put the second evaluation, which he has ordered completed by July 11, on hold for a few weeks while the issue is resolved. But he remained resolute on the new trial date.
"I am comfortable with the decision I made," he said.
Holmes is charged with dozens of counts of murder and attempted murder in connection with the July 20, 2012, attack on the Century Aurora 16 movie theater in Aurora. He has pleaded not guilty by reason on insanity — a plea that prompted the court-ordered psychiatric exams. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
After months of delay brought on by a prosecution request for the second psychiatric exam, Samour was eager Thursday to put the case’s schedule back in order. In addition to the trial date, he set two weeks of hearings on death-penalty-related arguments for the end of April and the start of May. And he set a Sept. 5 hearing date that he said would be the “drop-dead deadline” for any effort to postpone the trial again.
Prosecutor Rich Orman said victims of the shooting are frustrated with the slow pace of the case.
"I think, to a person, they would have preferred the trial to start a long time ago," Orman said.
Samour said he, too, wants to move the case along. But, he said, he must make sure the process is above question.
"I have to make sure things are done right," he said. "I’m not going to allow things to be rushed."
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Or maybe just a very extended stay??
I was really hoping for a Summer court date.
Heres to two trips to Colorado!
New Trial Date
First things first, we HAVE a trial date.
OCTOBER 14th is the date for trial to begin for James Holmes vs The People of the State of Colorado.
October 14th 2014.
officialedwardkenway said: hey there idk if you remember me but i used to be justanotherholmie/jimmyonicecream/godlikeholmie and I've been wondering what exactly has been going on in the case as of late. Would you be able to help fill me in?
Hey!!! Well to make a long story short..the trial has been pushed back indefinitely because James Sanity exam needs to be redone. The prosecution argued it was “inadequate”….which means they didn’t like what it said, aka found him insane to some extent. So today we have a hearing, we should get clarification on the new sanity exam and also we are supposed to get a new trial start date today. The sanity exam must be completed by July so I imagine we will have a September 2014 date. Go check out my blog for more details, I’m pretty current on the situation ;) Thanks for asking though, miss ya aroundd! xxxk
Anonymous said: The infinity symbol.... Is it possible that it was actually the figure 8? The movie theatre that he bought a ticket for.
It is VERY possible Anon. I was just saying the other day what if the post it note just got turned upside down and it was an 8… But the only issue is he was casing Theater 9…but he WOULD have known his Theater would be 8 since he bought his ticket ahead of time.. Good thinking Anon, outside the box, i love that.
Good morning loves,
Don’t forget we have a hearing in a few hours. It’s 9 am East Coast Time and 7am Mountain Time. So in two hours the hearing will begin. Make sure you are following me for updates. We are supposed to get a Trial Date today…fingers crossed!