DENVER (CBS4) – A woman who lost her son in the Aurora theater shooting thanked first responders, prosecutors and victims’ advocates from Arapahoe County on Monday.
Theresa Hoover, mother of A.J. Boik, said thanks in an event inside the Denver Crime Lab Auditorium to everyone who tried to help her son. Boik died in the massacre inside an Aurora movie theater in 2012.READ MORE: Colorado Weather Experts Urge Drivers To 'Look Before You Lock'
The gathering was part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
“Our families were filled with grief, questions, frustration and long sleepless nights. But the district attorney’s office for the 18th Judicial District breathed and lived this case,” Hoover said.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed After Entering Douglas County Home With Gun
Hoover also had kind words for the other victims and families who testified at the trial of the gunman.Firefighters At Platte River Fire Working Through Tough Terrain, Gain 50% Containment
The audience stood and gave Hoover a round of applause after her comments.