Transcript for James Holmes: Suspect in Aurora Movie Theatre Shootings Back in Court
And in colorado today, a search for answers. How many people knew that james holmes was spiraling toward violence? Accused of opening fire in a movie theater in aurora, colorado. You'll remember this... See More
And in colorado today, a search for answers. How many people knew that james holmes was spiraling toward violence? Accused of opening fire in a movie theater in aurora, colorado. You'll remember this image. The shock of orange hair, the dazed eyes. But this is how he looked today in the courtroom on the and, where police gave the first clues to his mental health and what they saw. Abc's clayton sandell was there. Reporter: Veteran aurora cops broke down in tears on the stand today recalling unimaginable horror. I got people running out of the theater that are hot. Reporter: Officer justin grizzle found motionless bodies everywhere in the theater. He drove six victims to the hospital in his patrol car. "I knew I needed to get them to the hospital now," he said through tears. "I didn't want anyone else to die." Office jason oviatt found holmes at the theater's back exit, dressed in body armor but unusually call. "He was very, very relaxed," oviatt said. "He seemed very detached from it all." Today, holmes again showed little emotion even as victims' relatives looked on. He looked like an ordinary human being. He really did, and that was what's so hard to take. Reporter: This was an opportunity to answer littlers questions about holmes' state of mind and how many people around him saw warning signs. Holmes' attorney suggested he is mentally ill and may have tried calling his psychiatrist nine minutes before the shooting started. Earlier, the once promising student told his psychiatrist he had fab that sis about killing a lot of people and mailed her a notebook that may contain details about the attack. Holmes has not yet entered a plea and it's not clear if he is mount an insanity defense. This hearing will last about a week and a judge will decide if there's enough evidence for holmes to stand trial. Something legal experts should be easy for the prosecution.
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