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Victim's father's outburst ends Colorado court hearing

4 years 5 months 1 week ago January 11, 2013 Jan 11, 2013 Friday, January 11 2013 January 11, 2013 2:13 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, Colo.- The father of one of the victims of the Colorado movie theater shootings is promising there will be no more outbursts.

Steve Hernandez apologized to the judge today, after shouting during a hearing today that accused gunman James Holmes should "rot in Hell."

Hernandez was the father of Rebecca Wingo, who died along with 11 others in the shooting.

The judge was sympathetic, telling him, "I am terribly sorry for your loss and I can only begin to imagine the emotions that are raging."

The outburst came at the end of a hearing at which the judge delayed the arraignment of Holmes until March, despite objections from prosecutors and victims' families.

Defense lawyers could be looking for time to get a mental health evaluation by a doctor of their choosing. If he had entered an insanity plea today, an evaluation would be done by state doctors.

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