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.
Neighbors offered chilling details about James Holmes and his behavior in the days and hours before the movie theater shootings in Aurora that killed 12 people and injured 58 more.
Yi Zhang, who lives in the same building as Holmes, said he held a door open for him while he was loading a package into his car, hours before the shootings.
"My son and me come back to the apartment and open the rear door and he puts a package just out of the apartment," Zhang said. "So, I open the door for him and I say, "Hey,' but he doesn't answer to me and he looks real unfriendly and just walks forward toward his car and puts a package in the car, maybe around 3 or 4 o'clock."
Zhang said he and his son had encountered Holmes before.
"He never talks to us. Maybe one time, my son just opened the door for him, and he said, 'Thank you,' but that was some months before," Zhang said.
Neighbor Banged On Apartment Door Over Loud Music
Holmes' neighbor thinks Holmes may have tried to lure someone into his booby-trapped apartment to create a diversion during the shooting spree.
The neighbor, Chris Rodriguez, told 7NEWS he and his girlfriend started hearing loud techno music coming from above them at midnight.
"Usually the complex is very quiet, nobody has parties, so that was the first time we actually had a party or a lot of noise at the complex," said Rodriguez.
After about 15 minutes, Rodriguez's girlfriend decided to knock on the door and ask them to turn the music down.
"She went upstairs to the apartment, and she knocked on the door pretty hard, she knocked two or three times and yelled into the door, 'Hey, can you turn that music down, we are trying to sleep,'" said Rodriguez.
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.