Baton Rouge victim of Co. shooting returns to massacre scene
BATON ROUGE - The one-year mark of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, has Baton Rouge native Bonnie Kate Pouriau returning to the nightmare location. Saturday, victims and survivors will remember the night the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises they were viewing was interrupted by gunfire.
Pouriau was shot in the knee and spent time in a Colorado hospital before returning home to recover.
This weekend, Pouriau plans on thanking those responsible for helping her immediately following the shooting.
Pouriau says she struggles with her feelings when it comes to the alleged shooter, James Holmes. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but says the terror she went through has only strengthened her faith in God.
"Ya know, really horrible. It's like I'm having to trust that God is using this for good and for his glory. But it's vital to see that or else I'll just be swallowed up in my bitterness and anger. It is very important to be able to forgive," Pouriau said in a telephone interview Friday.
Twelve people were killed and 58 others wounded on July 20, 2012.