Today, just three men — Nathan Dunlap, Robert Ray and Sir Mario Owens — are on Colorado’s death row. And all of three of those men committed their crimes in Aurora and were prosecuted and eventually sentenced to die in Arapahoe County court, making Colorado’s third-largest city the epicenter of any debate over the death penalty.
CENTENNIAL | A Colorado jury on Friday sentenced 27-year-old James Holmes to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012. How some victims’ relatives and public officials reacted: “While I am disappointed with the outcome, I am not disappointed […]
AURORA | After swiftly convicting him and moving through the sentencing phase, jurors in the trial of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes spared him from the death penalty Friday. The jury said they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict after almost a day of deliberation. Now the man who killed 12 and wounded 70 others in […]
AURORA | After less than a full day of deliberating, jurors in the trial of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes have reached a verdict on the convicted mass murderer’s fate. A spokesman for the state’s courts announced at 2 p.m. that jurors had completed the verdict forms. Judge Carlos Samour will take the bench to […]
AURORA | Lawyers for James Holmes made one final plea to jurors Thursday to spare the convicted mass murderer’s life. Public defender Tamara Brady said she didn’t want to diminish the killings of 12 people in the July 2012 attack, but she pleaded with the jury to give Holmes a life sentence instead of death. […]
District Attorney George Brauchler told the jury during brief opening arguments in this final phase of James Holmes’ trial that the testimony would offer them some insight into who the people gunned down in that theater were.
AURORA | Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial heard gut-wrenching testimony Tuesday from the relatives of five of the 12 people killed in the July 2012 shooting. District Attorney George Brauchler told the jury during brief opening arguments in this final phase of James Holmes’ trial that the testimony would offer them some insight […]
Nods of approval, hugs and tears rippled through the seven rows of victims and family members seated in Arapahoe County District courtroom 201 Thursday afternoon as Judge Carlos Samour Jr. spent over an hour reading off the 165 counts of murder and attempted murder facing the shooter
If the jury convicts Holmes, the trial will enter a sentencing phase in which the jurors will hear testimony and decide whether he should be sent to prison for life without the possibility of parole or sentenced to death.
A year after the attack, the Resilience Center — a partnership between Aurora Mental Health, the city of Aurora, Anschutz Wellness Center and Colorado Organization for Victims Assistance — opened in the basement of the old Hoffman Heights Library at 1298 Peoria Street offering free services for any Aurora resident — not just people who were in the theater.