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.
A victim of the Aurora theater massacre said that despite forgiving the suspect, he believes defense lawyers and anti-death penalty groups have used him like a pawn.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the Colorado theater shootings case say witnesses would be vulnerable to harassment and threats if cameras are allowed in court during the trial.
It is not a small club, the survivors of the shootings at Theater 9.
Over the past several weeks, prosecutors in the Aurora movie theater shooting case have been speaking to the 70 people injured in the rampage and survivors of the 12 killed to ask whether they want suspect James Holmes to be executed if convicted.
Sixteen people have notified the State of Colorado they may sue over the Aurora theater shooting.
Marcus Weaver was a survivor long before he escaped this summer’s mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater.