The judge in the case against shooting suspect James Holmes issued an order on Thursday allowing the Arapahoe County District Attorney's office to release victims' information - including name, email, address, phone number - to the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance. The purpose of this release of information is so that COVA can start distributing the money collected after the tragic shooting in July.
Community First Foundation told 9NEWS Thursday that they have collected $4.4 million.
Before their information is released, the DA's office must contact each victim to request permission to release their information to COVA.
The DA expressed a desire to not be in the middle of money distribution and suggested the best way to distribute money to victims would be through a third-party organization like COVA.
Holmes appeared in court on Thursday with a blank stare on his face, according to 9NEWS Reporter Anastasiya Bolton. A couple of victims' families also sat in court during these rulings.
Also in court on Thursday, two packets from University of Colorado were released to the judge. It is unclear exactly what is contained in those packets, but it is known they are identical, about 100-pages long and are not Holmes' medical records. It still needs to be determined whether the judge can review the packets and whether the packets can be released to the defense and prosecution teams.
The hearing originally scheduled for Thursday was rescheduled for Aug. 30. During that hearing, they will discuss whether the notebook allegedly sent by Holmes to his psychiatrist is privileged information. There is another hearing scheduled for Aug. 23 which will be mostly procedural.
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