Aurora Movie Shooting
A jury was seated Tuesday in the death penalty trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes after a selection process that experts say was among the largest and most complicated in U.S. history.
A jury could be seated by Tuesday afternoon in the Aurora theater shooting trial. The district attorney told them it was their last chance to say no to “horrible roller coaster through the worst haunted house ever.”
After nearly three months of jury selection — and almost three years after the mass shooting — a jury could be seated Tuesday for the death penalty trial of the man charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in a packed suburban Denver movie theater.
The months-long process of selecting a jury in the Colorado theater shooting case is nearing its end, the judge said as the pool of prospective jurors, once numbering 9,000, was reduced to 93 on Monday.
Democrats rejected a Republican attempt to repeal new background-check requirements for private guns sales in Colorado.
Jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case is winding down as prosecutors and defense attorneys finish individually questioning candidates about their views on the death penalty and mental illness.
A federal judge has set a trial date in July 2016 for several civil cases filed by survivors of the Aurora theater shooting and relatives of those who were killed.
Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Taxpayer costs for investigating and prosecuting the Colorado theater shooting case have risen to more than $2.2 million before the trial has even started, and that doesn’t include legal costs for defendant James Holmes.
The mother of the Aurora theater shooter says she prays for the victims daily. Those comments come in her controversial new book.