A judge says prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings can use evidence found in defendant James Holmes' apartment, which includes homemade bombs and a calendar with the day of the shootings highlighted.
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio - It was the court appearance that even veteran reporters said they had never seen the likes of before. Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes appeared with orange hair looking completely dazed and out of touch.
Dr. Elaine Campbell, a local psychiatrist and author, said it could indicate some psychotic state or that he was under the influence of drugs.
"This is all speculative," she said.
Dr. Campbell said 1 percent of the population can be affected by schizophrenia.
"The first thing I look for are signs of hallucinations," she said, "and that is either eyes darting, perhaps listening to a voice next to them. They're preoccupied, perhaps listening to a voice. They're unable to hear you because they are into the voice themselves."
Dr. Campbell said there's often a flat facial expression that is difficult to read.
She said it can be difficult for the general public to see the signs of mental illness, but there are things family members might see, including "an individual who is withdrawing, spending a lot of time in their room, disconnecting from people, having a flat (facial) appearance, maybe having their eyes darting or seeming to be preoccupied."
Dr. Campbell said anyone who notices those signs should seek help from a mental health professional.
Her book "My Life as a Car" is a mental health guide to help keep things running smoothly in your life. She'll be signing copies of the book Thursday evening at Barnes and Noble in Beachwood.
Some recited the names of the dead. Some did good deeds for their neighbors. And some practiced yoga, walked through nature, or simply talked.
"The day that we could have died is the day that we get to spend the rest of our lives together," said Aurora, Colorado theater shooting survivor Kirstin Davis, who will marry her fiancé Saturday.
His face was hidden behind a gas mask, and he was costumed from head to toe in a police-style helmet, black cargo pants and black vest. Then he started shooting.
James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student accused of the deadly Colorado movie theater shootings, is headed to the state mental hospital for an evaluation of his sanity.
A judge on Tuesday accepted James' Holmes plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater shooting suspect.
The suspect in the Colorado theater massacre could enter his long-expected insanity plea at a hearing Tuesday -- though the case could also veer off on another tangent as his lawyers seek the strongest possible defense.
Lawyers for the Colorado theater shooting suspect say he wants to change his plea to guilty by reason of insanity, but a judge won't rule on whether to allow that yet.
Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theater say he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.
Attorneys for the Colorado theater shooting suspect suggested in a court filing Monday that they might be considering entering a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity over their client's objections.