Jury selection began today for the trial of James Holmes, the shooter who killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. A record 9,000 people received summons to be considered for the jury.
Lawyers defending alleged shooter James Holmes stated Holmes sent a notebook with violent drawings of a mass killing to Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist and schizophrenia expert, who met with Holmes in weeks prior to the shootings. Margaret Warner talks to Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig about how mental health will affect the case. Continue reading
At a preliminary hearing, Colo. shooting suspect James Holmes remained silent and stoic. Gwen Ifill speaks with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), University of Denver’s Dave Kopel and the Pew Research Center’s Mike Dimock on whether shootings influence public opinion on issues such as gun control and gun safety. Continue reading
A premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” in suburban Colorado turned into a mass murder scene when a gunman fired upon the audience, killing 12 people and wounding 59 others. Tom Bearden reports from Colorado about the eyewitness accounts of the shootings. Continue reading
Delaware movie projectionist Gordon Brinckle had an extraordinary secret: Over the course of nearly 50 years, he created a miniature movie palace in his basement that he called the Shalimar. Photographer Kendall Messick has published a new book of photographs documenting his theater.