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.
AURORA, Colo. - Relatives of some of the people killed in the Aurora theater shootings are demanding that they be allowed to have a voice in deciding who receives more than $5 million in donations raised in the victims' names.
In a news conference Tuesday morning, Tom Teves, father of Alex Teves who was killed in the shooting, said the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) has repeatedly ignored requests from victims to have a say in how donations are spent.
"The victims have no voice at all," Teves said. Instead, he said COVA has put more effort into "political spin" than helping victims.
The Aurora Victim Relief Fund has collected more than $5 million to help the victims. However, it has only distributed $450,000, according to the Community First Foundation website.
On July 27, the fund announced that $100,000 had been given to non-profits directly serving victims and their families.
Giving First has provided $5,000 to 70 victims, Teves said, adding COVA has refused to allow victims to sit on a board that decides how the money was spent.
Twelve people were killed and 58 injured when a gunman opened fire on July 20 during the midnight showing of the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises."
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.