Aurora | South China Morning Post
  • Thu
  • Mar 5, 2015
  • Updated: 5:12am


Widow of cinema shooting victim sues psychiatrist

Caption: Chantel Blunk, left, arrives for the third day of a preliminary hearing for James Holmes on January 9. Photo: AP

The widow of a victim of the US cinema massacre is suing a psychiatrist for neglect, for failing to have the alleged shooter arrested despite him having “fantasised about killing a lot of people”.

Thursday, 17 January, 2013, 11:00am

Briefs, January 6, 2013

Rescuers take a body from the Italian crash site. Photo: EPA

Four people were dead, including the suspect, after a police standoff at a Colorado townhome. A police special weapons team was called after gunshots were heard at the home in Aurora. Three victims appeared to have been killed before officers arrived. The suspect was shot and killed when he exchanged fire with officers. A fifth person escaped uninjured. Aurora was in the spotlight in July after a gunman killed 12 people in a cinema. 

6 Jan 2013 - 3:40am

Where hull freezes over

It was eight in the morning and the sky had cleared to suggest good weather. At least that's what it looked like from my cabin window. So I went outside onto the observation deck. As I opened the heavy metal door, a so-called katabatic wind swooping down from the mountains punched me in the face while stopping our ship, the Vavilov, from moving into the bay.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Expat dies in podium fall

Police are trying to identify an expatriate man who appears to have fallen to his death from the first-floor podium of the Great Eagle Centre in Wan Chai. The man, 1.85 metres tall, of ample build and believed to be in his mid to late 50s, was found unconscious near a bus terminal at 1am. He was wearing a brown shirt, black trousers and black shoes.

10 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Combining the sparkle of world-class ice skating with the intimacy of the theatre, The Sleeping Beauty on Ice will begin its Hong Kong season on December 8 at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (APA).

12 Oct 2004 - 12:00am


It took more than a decade for Hollywood to catch on to the idea that there was a story to be told about Aids. Philadelphia (Pearl 9.30pm), released in early 1994, was the first Hollywood movie to tackle the issue.

25 Mar 2000 - 12:00am