Aurora Movie Theater Shooting
Sounding dazed in the hours after his arrest, theater shooter James Holmes asked detectives, “There weren’t any children hurt, were there?”
Three prospective jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial used their cellphones despite a judge’s order, one might have been sleeping and all of them endured a slow security screening as the long slog toward picking a jury got underway.
As jury selection begins in Arapahoe County this week, it’s time Colorado looks at jury reform to protect those called to a sacred and important civic duty.
One of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history will be replayed in a Colorado courtroom – but only after an unprecedented jury pool of 9,000 people is winnowed to a handful.
Jury selection in the trial of the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in an attack on a Colorado movie theater is set to begin, with the first of 9,000 prospective jurors reporting to court on Tuesday.
Most victims and family members of those killed in the Aurora theater massacre said they don’t want cameras in the courtroom during the trial of the murder suspect.
A bill to repeal last year’s restrictions on the size of ammunition magazines in Colorado is up for a vote.
The offer of a guilty plea for a life sentence may not have been accepted by prosecutors in the James Holmes case, but the issue has given the entire Colorado community a chance to really dissect many sides of the death penalty.