Theater shooting survivors reacted to Thursday’s guilty verdict for the gunman as they expressed relief and support moving forward for the sentencing phase of the trial.
Gunman James Holmes was found guilty in the Aurora theater shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured, putting the death penalty option at the center of the courtroom.
Survivors and pubilc officials reacted after a Colorado jury on Thursday convicted 27-year-old James Holmes of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens of others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012.
Theater shooting survivor Marcus Weaver was brought to tears when the guilty verdict was read in court on Thursday afternoon.
From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.
Nearly three years have passed since James Holmes, wearing body armor, opened fire in a deadly attack at a packed Colorado movie theater, and survivors and relatives of the 12 moviegoers who died are still trying to make sense of the shooting.
It was two years ago when a gunman opened fire inside an Aurora movie theater, killing 12 people and injuring dozens of others. Friends and families gathered to honor the victims on the anniversary Sunday.
Two years after his son, Alex, was murdered in the Aurora theater shootings, Tom Sullivan paid tribute to his real-life superhero.
The Aurora community is reacting to the news that Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates is leaving. He is likely taking a new job in Miami Beach.
The parents of two people killed in the Aurora theater shooting Wednesday criticized Republican Rep. Mike Coffman for not supporting a federal law to mandate background checks for all people who buy guns.