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Witnesses testify at Colorado shooting trial

2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, April 28 2015 Apr 28, 2015 April 28, 2015 2:08 PM April 28, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

CENTENNIAL, CO - The Colorado theater shooting trial has recessed for lunch following testimony by three people who lost a friend, Jesse Childress, in the 2012 attack.

Childress worked in communications at Buckley Air Force Base. He was excited to see the "Batman" premiere and bought tickets for himself and some friends, including his boss, Derick Spruel, and Spruel's wife, Chichi.

When the Spruels saw flashes and tear gas in the theater, they at first thought it was a prank and tried to keep watching the movie.

Soon, they were both on the floor praying.

In a 911 call played in court, Chichi Spruel pleads with a dispatcher to send help. She's still on the phone when police arrive.

"Oh my God," Chichi Spruel says. "There are people dead everywhere."

District Attorney George Brauchler listened to the recording with his head bowed, partially covered by his hands.

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