Photos of the 12 people who died in the Aurora theater shooting were the last images jurors saw before starting deliberations Wednesday.
James Holmes was legally sane when he entered a packed movie theater armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun and a pistol, intent on killing as many people as he could, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday in closing arguments at the gunman’s trial.
Attorneys in the Aurora theater shooting trial will have one last chance Tuesday to convince jurors that gunman James Holmes was either a cold, calculating killer or a man so overcome by psychosis that he could no longer tell right from wrong.
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.
They saw more than 1,500 photographs. They heard more than 250 witnesses. They listened to 10 psychiatrists. They handled three guns.
A second defense expert testified Tuesday that the Aurora theater shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn’t tell right from wrong at the time he opened fire on a packed auditorium, killing 12 people and injuring 70.
They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and who don’t want him to die.
The first week of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes’ defense case has provided new details about his mental state around the time he killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a packed midnight movie premiere.
Colorado theater shooter James Holmes’ IQ score dropped dramatically over two years he was in jail, possibly because of mental illness.
A mental health professional who was doing therapy with James Holmes before he carried out his deadly attack on an Aurora movie theater is expected to testify Tuesday.