Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes case: Dr. Lynne Fenton's trial by media fire

Much of the media's focus in the second wave of reporting on the Aurora theater shooting has been on Dr. Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist revealed to have cared for accused killer James Holmes. Recent coverage has whip-sawed from Fenton tributes supported by CU documents on view below to claims she could have asked for a mental health hold on Holmes but didn't. Thanks to a gag order, however, we only know a small part of the story.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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