Prosecutors and defense attorneys began delivering their closing arguments Thursday before the jury was to begin deliberating whether Holmes, 27, should spend the rest of his life in prison or die by lethal injection.
Monday marks three years since the Aurora theater shooting when a gunman opened fire inside the crowded theater, killing 12 people and wounding another 70.
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.
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.
Theater shooting survivor Marcus Weaver was brought to tears when the guilty verdict was read in court on Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.