The judge in the capital murder trial of Colorado movie-theater gunman James Holmes dismissed a fourth juror on Monday, after the woman acknowledged that her brother-in-law was recently the victim of a shooting in a robbery. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and explosives charges stemming from 2012, when he opened fire in a suburban theater in Denver, killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens of others. Defense lawyers say Holmes, 27, from California, suffers from schizophrenia.
Sharper, a 14-year NFL veteran who retired after the 2010 season, pleaded guilty in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to two charges of forcible rape and one of simple rape in 2013. The 39-year-old Sharper admitted to distributing controlled substances to women and then having sex with them while they were incapacitated, according to prosecutors.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a 35-year-old man accused in the killing of a couple from Arkansas who is already serving life sentences in six slayings in Illinois.