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Prosecutor: 2 exams found James Holmes to be sane

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, far left, sits at the defense table at the opening of his trial in Centennial, Colo., Monday, April 27, 2015. The trial will determine if he'll be executed, spend his life in prison, or be committed to an institution as criminally insane. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details about his conversion from a promising grad student to a gunman capable of opening fire on hundreds of unsuspecting moviegoers at a “Batman” premiere.

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A look at judge, lawyers in Colorado theater shooting trial

In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. speaks during a hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in Centennial, Colo. Samour became a district court judge in 2007 after working as a private defense attorney, then a Denver prosecutor. The Holmes trial is Samour’s first death penalty case. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Key players in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:

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News guide: Movie theater shooting trial opens in Colorado

People enter the Arapahoe County Justice Center on the first day of the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes, in Centennial, Colo., Monday, April 27, 2015. As the trial begins, the key won't be whether he caused the carnage, but whether Holmes was sane at the time of the killings. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Opening statements are set Monday in the long-awaited trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. Here’s a look at top elements in the case:

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Timeline of events in Colorado theater shooting case

In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes is seated in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes faces trial starting on April 27, 2015, in the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and 70 wounded. (Andy Cross, Pool via AP, file)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Key dates in the life of James Holmes, on trial in the 2012 Colorado theater shooting:

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Film to probe Newark schoolyard murders’ toll on family

In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, photo Shalga Hightower, mother of  Iofemi Hightower, college student slain in 2007, poses for The Associated Press in the schoolyard where the murder happened in Newark, N.J. In the seven-plus years since her college-bound daughter's brutal slaying along with two friends in a case that became a national symbol of urban gun violence, Hightower has been on a mission. It started with a resolve to attend every court hearing involving the six men and boys eventually convicted for the crime, an odyssey that cost her her job and left her family temporarily homeless. Now, a documentary project is aiming to chronicle her struggles and her efforts on behalf of families of crime victims who are too often left to fend for themselves. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For what seemed a small eternity, Shalga Hightower epitomized the picture of parental grief in the aftermath of Newark’s 2007 schoolyard killings, when a group of men and boys, including one who turned 15 that day, lined up her college-bound daughter and two friends and shot them each in the back of the head.

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