Entries in Eviction (2)


James Holmes Faces Eviction as Lawyer Seeks Insanity Defense

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office(AURORA, Colo.) -- On the day when lawyers for James Holmes declared their client to be mentally ill, the accused Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooter's landlord said Thursday he wants Holmes out of his apartment.

Holmes has been jailed since the July 20 shooting that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded, but an attorney for the landlord who filed papers on Wednesday says the former neuroscience doctoral student technically remains a tenant at his Aurora apartment.

The landlord's wants to kick out Holmes because he alleges that Holmes "murdered numerous individuals, materially and substantially damaged the premises and booby-trapped the premises substantially endangering property and person."

Furthermore, Holmes has to get whatever personal possessions he has left in the apartment or otherwise, they'll be kicked to the curb.  Given that a scenario like that would create a riot by souvenir collectors, it's expected other arrangements will be necessary.

Meanwhile, Holmes' defense team says it needs more time to evaluate the accused shooter's alleged mental illness, which will involve talking to prosecutors and investigators.  Holmes faces 142 criminal counts, including 24 counts of first degree murder and 116 counts of attempted first degree murder.

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Occupy Los Angeles Protesters Ordered to Evict Encampment

Alex Stone/ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Hundreds of police officers moved in on Occupy Los Angeles protesters camped out at a park near City Hall early Wednesday morning, ordering them to leave their encampment or face arrest.

The LAPD gave the order to dispense shortly after midnight.  Officers were seen wearing what looked like white HAZMAT suits, with gun belts on the outside and latex gloves, as they went in to clean up the camp and tear down tents.

Protesters who refused to leave were arrested with plastic handcuffs; some were even carried out.  As of 3:30 a.m. PT, 200 people had been arrested, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

In a statement, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said, "Once the park is cleared, it will be repaired and returned to all Angelenos to exercise their First Amendment rights."

In the meantime, Villaraigosa said "a First Amendment area will remain open on the Spring Street City Hall steps" while the park is closed.

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