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Theresa Hoover, AJ Boik's mother, and Bill Hoover, Boik's grandfather, walk into the Arapahoe County Justice Center for the sentencing of James Holmes.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

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 […]

In this image taken from video, Tom Sullivan, right, gives testimony, as picture is displayed on the wall of his late son Alex, who was killed by Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, who sits fifth from left in a dark shirt, during Holmes' trial, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Alex Sullivan went to the movie theater to celebrate his 27th birthday and his first wedding anniversary, his father testified. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

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 […]

Matt Dolezal, right, a theater shooting survivor, takes a tai chi class from Jacqui Shumway on Friday July 10, 2015 at Aurora Strong Resilience Center.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

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.

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3:49 p.m. update: CENTENNIAL | Public defender Dan King made District Attorney George Brauchler’s closing remarks for the prosecution a key part of his closing argument on behalf of his client, Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. King began his closing speech, opting to use the courtroom’s lectern, by quoting Aldous Huxley: “Facts do not cease […]