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.
A stunned silence settled over a courtroom Friday after the father of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings loudly cursed defendant James Holmes, prompting a sympathetic but firm warning from a judge.
After deciding Thursday that there’s enough evidence for James Holmes to go to trial, a judge on Friday postponed the arraignment for Holmes despite objections from prosecutors and most of the victims and their families.
Marcus Weaver was a survivor long before he escaped this summer’s mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater.
Rock and roll fans paid tribute to the victims of last month’s shootings at an Aurora movie theater.
Help continues to pour in to help the families of the 12 people killed in the Aurora theater shooting and all those that were hurt. That includes a big rock concert planned this weekend.