The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial will hear even more heart-wrenching testimony Tuesday from those who lost loved ones in the attack, as prosecutors begin their final push to have James Holmes sentenced to death.
The jury on Monday kept the death penalty a possibility for theater gunman James Holmes.
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.
The sentencing phase of the theater shooting trial is expected to begin next week and could take several weeks, according to CBS4’s legal analyst.
Attorneys will present their closing arguments in the Aurora theater shooting trial on Tuesday. On Monday attorneys worked out the final details for jury instructions.
Jurors in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial must decide whether James Holmes met the state’s legal definition of insanity when he opened fire on a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
A nationally known schizophrenia expert took the stand in James Holmes’ defense Monday and is expected to testify that he was legally insane when he killed 12 people at a crowded Aurora movie premiere.
The prosecution wrapped up in the Aurora theater shooting trial on Friday afternoon. CBS4’s legal analyst reflected on the events of the past eight weeks and looked ahead to what can be expected next in the trial.
Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial were wrapping up their case Friday against James Holmes after eight weeks of testimony in which they sought to show that the former neuroscience student meticulously planned and carried out the 2012 massacre while knowing it was wrong.
CBS4’s Alan Gionet decided to call on CBS4 Legal Analyst Karen Steinhauser to answer some questions about the Aurora theater shooting trial so far and what to expect looking ahead.