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February 19, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: February 19, 2014

The children of Martin Luther King, currently debating about whether to auction off their father’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize, have handed the quite-valuable keepsakes to a court for safekeeping while a protracted legal battle continues.

James Holmes, the gunman in the Aurora theater shooting in 2012, will have to undergo another sanity exam after a judge ruled that the first one was inadequate.

“D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is. It’s more sleazy than Hollywood… how much infidelity goes on.” — House of Cards’ Robin Wright, in an interview discussing infidelity in the District.

Tesla Motors’ market value is now about half that of General Motors after the company reported some impressive growth in a recent earnings report.

Some hedge fund manager gave Harvard $150 million today.

21:56 // 8 months ago
July 20, 2013
One year later: On this date in 2012, a heavily-armed gunman walked into a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” and opened fire, killing a dozen people and injuring 70 others, paralyzing some of those victims. This week, Aurora, Colorado honored the victims, along with the other victims of gun violence since the Newtown shooting in December, reading off more than 5,000 names. Rep. Rhonda Fields, left, who represents the district, says that both she and the community she represents have struggled to come to grips with the incident. “It hasn’t fully mended after a year,” she said. (photo by Hyoung Chang/via USA Today)

One year later: On this date in 2012, a heavily-armed gunman walked into a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” and opened fire, killing a dozen people and injuring 70 others, paralyzing some of those victims. This week, Aurora, Colorado honored the victims, along with the other victims of gun violence since the Newtown shooting in December, reading off more than 5,000 names. Rep. Rhonda Fields, left, who represents the district, says that both she and the community she represents have struggled to come to grips with the incident. “It hasn’t fully mended after a year,” she said. (photo by Hyoung Chang/via USA Today)

14:58 // 1 year ago
June 4, 2013
James Holmes’ plea change (from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity) has been accepted by Judge Carlos Samour, a change which gives the state of Colorado a great deal more freedom to investigate the mental well-being of the accused shooter. Holmes will now be transferred to a mental health facility in Pueblo, where he could remain for several months, and may now be given one or more “truth serums” as part of the state’s investigation of his mental stability. The change also led Judge Samour to admit into evidence a notebook that Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist in the days before the shooting, stating that the defendant’s insanity plea waives his right to doctor-patient confidentiality. (Photo via Andy Cross/Denver Post) source

James Holmes’ plea change (from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity) has been accepted by Judge Carlos Samour, a change which gives the state of Colorado a great deal more freedom to investigate the mental well-being of the accused shooter. Holmes will now be transferred to a mental health facility in Pueblo, where he could remain for several months, and may now be given one or more “truth serums” as part of the state’s investigation of his mental stability. The change also led Judge Samour to admit into evidence a notebook that Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist in the days before the shooting, stating that the defendant’s insanity plea waives his right to doctor-patient confidentiality. (Photo via Andy Cross/Denver Post) source

14:40 // 1 year ago
May 7, 2013
Breaking news in the ongoing saga of the 25-year-old man accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20.

Breaking news in the ongoing saga of the 25-year-old man accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20.

(Source: twitter.com)

17:21 // 1 year ago
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March 12, 2013
Despite high expectations that his defense team would enter a “not guilty by reason of insanity” plea, Judge William Sylvester was forced to enter a “not guilty” plea on behalf of James Holmes on charges related to last summer’s Century 17 theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. While Holmes’ attorneys objected to the judge’s decision, prosecutors welcomed the plea, saying that Holmes and his team “had eight months to get to this point.” Prosecutors will announce on April 1 whether or not they intend to seek the death penalty, and the trial is currently scheduled to begin August 5, 2013. (Photo via RJ Sangosti/Denver Post) source

Despite high expectations that his defense team would enter a “not guilty by reason of insanity” plea, Judge William Sylvester was forced to enter a “not guilty” plea on behalf of James Holmes on charges related to last summer’s Century 17 theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. While Holmes’ attorneys objected to the judge’s decision, prosecutors welcomed the plea, saying that Holmes and his team “had eight months to get to this point.” Prosecutors will announce on April 1 whether or not they intend to seek the death penalty, and the trial is currently scheduled to begin August 5, 2013. (Photo via RJ Sangosti/Denver Post) source

16:15 // 1 year ago
January 9, 2013
The courtroom artist behind the big cases. With a major murder case taking place this week, Bill Robles, who has spent five decades capturing moments big and small in courtroom cases you might have heard about, is back on the beat. His career is more interesting than about 98 percent of people’s. Anyway, we didn’t want this post to get reblogged by one of those creepy James Holmes fandom Tumblrs, so we used a picture of Kevin Federline instead.

The courtroom artist behind the big cases. With a major murder case taking place this week, Bill Robles, who has spent five decades capturing moments big and small in courtroom cases you might have heard about, is back on the beat. His career is more interesting than about 98 percent of people’s. Anyway, we didn’t want this post to get reblogged by one of those creepy James Holmes fandom Tumblrs, so we used a picture of Kevin Federline instead.

22:07 // 1 year ago
November 14, 2012
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