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.
Photos of the 12 people who died in the Aurora theater shooting were the last images jurors saw before starting deliberations Wednesday.
James Holmes was legally sane when he entered a packed movie theater armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun and a pistol, intent on killing as many people as he could, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday in closing arguments at the gunman’s trial.
James Holmes seemed keenly interested in the aftermath of his attack on a Aurora theater, peering out the window of a squad car as badly injured victims were being treated nearby, police officers testified Thursday.
The first day of testimony in the Aurora theater shooting trial gave a chilling look at what jurors will be hearing for the next several weeks.
Katie Medley, nine months pregnant and crouching between the seats of a movie theater filling with tear gas, gunfire and screams, looked at her husband Caleb’s bloody face and told a friend, “He’s dead, he’s dead.”
Katie Medley, the first witness to testify in the Colorado theater shooting trial, said she thought her husband was dead after he was shot in the head but then noticed he was breathing.
Aurora theater shooting victim Caleb Medley and his wife are helping victims of Colorado wildfires.
In the end a total of 70 people were shot at the Aurora theater with many sustaining life changing injuries. One of them was Caleb Medley, the last victim to leave the hospital.
The Marine from Colorado who was killed in a skydiving accident in Riverside County has been laid to rest.