Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes's cell phone, bank, e-mail records and more can be used at trial, judge rules

This week's cover story, "Mind Games," takes a look at what happens when accused killers plead insanity in Colorado -- just as Aurora theater shooting gunman James Holmes has done. That case is still working its way through the court system; a trial scheduled for this month was postponed because of a request by prosecutors that Holmes undergo a second mental evaluation. The judge is currently considering whether to grant the prosecution's request. But in the meantime, he's ruled on several motions filed by the defense seeking to suppress certain evidence.
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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.
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