Aurora theater shooting hearing, day two: Youngest victim's story, death of a military man
In a video of Holmes at a Gander Mountain store in Aurora buying snap caps -- devices similar to firearm cartridges that are used to practice firing guns -- "his hair was bright orange," Beggs testified.
Shortly thereafter, Beggs was cross-examined by Tamara Brady, another of Holmes's defense attorneys. She asked him if there's any legal process in the state of Colorado that would have prevented someone who was "severely mentally ill" from buying any of the items listed above. Beggs's answer was "no."
Next to the stand was Detective Tom Welton, who testified that Holmes had created online profiles on Match.com and Adultfriendfinder.com -- the first on April 19, the second on July 5. Each of them featured a headline that read, "Will you visit me in prison?" The last time he accessed the Match.com account was July 18, just two days before the attack.
James Holmes's Adultfriendfidner.com profile.
Welton also mentioned interviewing two more victims who had been in the theater on July 20. Their accounts were similar to others: They recalled seeing someone dressed in black enter the auditorium through an exit door, throw a gas cannister and then begin shooting at the crowd.
Holmes's Match.com profile.
Continue to read our previous coverage about day two of the Aurora theater shooting preliminary hearing.