Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes hearing postponed after alleged killer's repeated head banging, report says

Update by Michael Roberts: At a hearing yesterday, Judge William Sylvester, who's overseeing the prosecution of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes agreed to postpone a hearing slated for this morning due to his "condition;" see our original coverage below. Now, reports have surfaced that the alleged killer tried to harm himself on three occasions, by inflicting damage to his head.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
Contact: Melanie Asmar