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.
The Aurora theater shooting gunman’s notebook was entered into evidence in the theater shooting trial on Tuesday and released to the public on Wednesday. It provides new insight in the mind of James Holmes.
Hundreds shed tears and some friends and family held each other tight as they paid tribute to the victims at Aurora’s Day of Remembrance ceremony. The community’s emotions are just as raw a year later.
There are so many heroes who took action the night of the theater shootings. They not only include the first responders and police officers who rushed victims to hospitals themselves, but those who died by shielding others from the bullets.
Jonathan Blunk had high hopes for the future. The 2004 graduate of Reno’s Hug High School wanted to become a Navy SEAL.