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“The Dark Knight Rises” shooter charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder


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A week and a half after the massacre during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, shooter James Holmes has been charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder, court documents reveal.

Twelve people were killed as a result of Holmes’ shooting rampage in the wee hours of July 20. NBC News reports that the murder charges against Holmes include one count of first degree murder after deliberation as well as one count of first degree murder for “extreme indifference to the value of human life.”

The same goes for the 58 people he injured. Holmes, 24, was charged with one count of attempted murder after deliberation and one count of attempted murder with extreme indifference for each person, Denver Post reporter John Ingold tweeted from the court room.

Holmes was also charged for the explosive devices he used as booby traps in his apartment. Police were able to evacuate his apartment complex and disarm the traps after Holmes admitted to wiring his apartment with explosives following his arrest. His final charge was for committing a crime of violence.

A few days ago, Holmes claimed amnesia as his defense and told his Colorado jailers that he didn’t know why he was imprisoned. Now that he’s been charged, Holmes’ only line of defense is pleading insanity, though law in Colorado dictates that defendants can only use that if they can’t differentiate right from wrong.

“Care should be taken not to confuse such mental disease or defect with moral obliquity, mental depravity, or passion growing out of anger, revenge, hatred, or other motives, and kindred evil conditions,” the Associated Press quotes from the law.

Stay tuned to for more developments in this ongoing story.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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