Aurora Movie Shooting
A fifth-grade teacher of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes described him as a pleasant, productive student, providing an early glimpse of how defense attorneys will try to save his life.
Monday marks three years since the Aurora theater shooting and the community is honoring the victims.
The Aurora theater trial moves into the punishment phase this week, and the jury are not the only people who will be discussing the merits of capital punishment.
Monday marks three years since the Aurora theater shooting when a gunman opened fire inside the crowded theater, killing 12 people and wounding another 70.
Each morning for nearly three months, Sandy Phillips would wake at dawn, drive seven minutes to the courthouse, down a cup of coffee and wait an hour to listen to testimony about why her daughter was shot to death in a movie theater.
Whether James Holmes gets life without parole or a death sentence for the Colorado theater shooting, he will spend years behind bars, joining about 6,000 inmates in Colorado and hundreds of thousands of others nationwide who suffer from mental illness.
Jurors needed only 12 hours to reject the idea that James Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire on a packed movie theater, bringing relief to the families of the dozen people he killed and scores he injured three years ago.
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.