State officials have repeatedly refused to tell the public where or how he is being held.
The House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations is scheduled to hear from three Colorado-based VA officials at the state Capitol Friday
Lisa Teesch-Maguire, one of the prosecutors who handled the case, said she knows of at least three victims who have filed a complaint with the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice arguing the state’s decision to keep the gunman’s location secret violates the Colorado Victims’ Rights Act.
Police said the suspect’s vehicle spun out, shots were fired, and the suspect is now dead. No police were injured, police said
The bulk of the costs for the DA’s office — about $925,000 — was for salaries and benefits.
Colorado has executed just one person in nearly half a century, and only three people sit on its death row.
“It’s the horrific amount of violence that was done and loss of life that’s very distressing to see up close, which you have to do to evaluate a case like this,” said Valerie Hans, a Cornell Law School professor who has studied juries.
“The trial is a part of the healing process, not just for the families who lost a loved one in the theater, but for the victims that survived and for the community as a whole,” he said. “It’s part of that process of tying up feelings and fears and frustrations.”
Sanders’ accomplice, Charles Ferrell Johnson, 34 of Denver, was sentenced earlier this year to 66 years in prison for his role in the crime.