Quoting from transcripts of Holmes' text message and email exchanges with his parents and his ex- girlfriend, Brauchler described a socially awkward, uncommunicative man who was struggling with his studies and had his heart broken by his first love.After setting his heart on a movie theater just 4 miles from his home, Holmes drew detailed maps to pick the perfect theater at the multiplex: some had too many exits, others had too few.He would later tell a psychiatrist that he changed his appearance so he would be remembered because someone who looks different stand out more. Through this door are bullets, blood, brains and bodies.Through this door, one guy who thought as if he had lost his career, lost his love life, lost his purpose, came to execute a plan His fate depends on what the jury learns about his mental state three years ago, when he slipped into a midnight Batman premiere, unleashed tear gas and marched up and down the aisles, firing at people who tried to flee.EAST LANSING (MI) CNN January 30, 2018 By Eric Levenson (CNN)The legal reckoning with Larry Nassar's years of sexual abuse isn't over.Nassar, the longtime former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and faculty member at Michigan State University, will return to court Wednesday morning for sentencing in Eaton County, Michigan, where he has pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sexual conduct.Trial begins: In this Monday, April 27, 2015 sketch by courtroom artist Jeff Kandyba, Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes, center left, and defense attorney Daniel King sit in court at the Arapahoe County Justice Center on the first day of Holmes' trial'Four-hundred people came into a boxlike theater to be entertained, and one person came to slaughter them,' the prosecutor said, explaining that many more people would have died, but a magazine on his AR-15 assault rifle jammed, leaving 218 bullets unfired.A review of 160 mass shootings found killers went to trial 74 times, and just three were found insane, according to Grant Duwe, a Minnesota corrections official who wrote the book 'Mass Murder in the United States: A History.' The defense hopes to add Holmes to that very short list.
He somehow thought slaughtering people would set things right, and was so sick afterward that he licked the wall of his jail cell, his defense said.Attendees: Wearing squares on their coats featuring the photograph of six-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan, who was the youngest victim of the massacre, attendees are escorted out of the courthouse on Monday All the while, Holmes was buying an arsenal of weapons, ammunition, tear gas, explosive chemicals, body armor and remote control detonators, and going to a remote shooting range to practice what he described to an ex-girlfriend as his 'evil plan', the prosecutor said. Through this door are bullets, blood, brains and bodies.Through this door, one guy who thought as if he had lost his career, lost his love life, lost his purpose, came to execute a plan,' Brauchler told jurors, who were later brought to tears at photos of victims.A month before the massacre, Holmes drove several times to a remote, unsupervised gun range to practice firing weapons, including on moving targets.In preparation for the mass killing, Holmes dyed his hair red and purchased contact lenses to make his pupils look bigger.