Jurors resumed deliberating Friday whether James Holmes should be executed or spend life in prison without parole.
Deliberations have started as jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trail will decide between life in prison or death. Those are the only two options for defendant James Holmes in the sentencing phase of the trial.
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.
The jury in the Aurora theater shooting trial has just decided to move forward to the third phase of the sentencing process.
Defense attorneys for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday for the Aurora movie theater shooter, urging jurors to consider his mental illness in his sentencing.
The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial says the jury can hear emotional details from a woman who was paralyzed and suffered a miscarriage in the attack, and whose 6-year-old daughter was killed.
Defense attorneys for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes want to severely limit the testimony of a woman who was paralyzed, suffered a miscarriage, and whose 6-year-old daughter died in the attack.
James Holmes seemed keenly interested in the aftermath of his attack on a Aurora theater, peering out the window of a squad car as badly injured victims were being treated nearby, police officers testified Thursday.
The courtroom where the Colorado theater shooting trial is unfolding is awash with emotion as survivors recount the horrors of dodging gunfire and stumbling over loved ones’ bodies as they fled.
A union plumber, a schoolteacher and a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre were among the 19 women and five men chosen as jurors in the death penalty trial of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes.