A mass shooting in a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado left 12 dead and 70 injured during a film screening. The perpetrator, James Holmes, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but was given 12 life sentences.
A shooting spree in Louisiana has renewed calls to install extra security at movie theaters, as some ask if murderers are deliberately targeting people at the movies as places where Americans go to escape from reality.
Nearly twice as many Americans have been killed by right-wing extremists since 9/11 as have died at the hands of radical Muslims on US soil, a new report found. There have also been nearly three times as many deadly right-wing attacks as jihadist ones.
Attorneys representing media outlets are in court to push for the publication of files concerning the Colorado cinema murders. The judge put a gag on the files at the behest of prosecutors, but the press argues the public has a right to see them.
Accused Aurora, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was charged Monday morning with crimes relating to the massacre that left a dozen people dead. The 24-year-old man has been arraigned on 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.
The Colorado movie theater at which 12 people were killed and 58 wounded by a gunman this month did not have any uniformed security guards on duty the night of the July 20 shootings, even though other US theaters had additional protection that night.