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Penalty phase for Colorado theater shooter begins Wednesday

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 22 2015 Jul 22, 2015 July 22, 2015 7:03 AM July 22, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, CO.- The penalty phase begins today in the trial of Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes, who was convicted earlier this month of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others.

Jurors quickly rejected Holmes' claim that he was legally insane when he opened fire in Aurora, Colorado in July 2012.

Now they'll have to weigh the extent of his mental illness when deciding if he gets the death penalty.

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