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Care Teeves, whose son Alex was killed in the Aurora Theatre Shooting hugs, District Attorney George Brauchler at the Arapahoe County Justice Center on Aug. 7, 2015 in Centennial, CO. (Photo by Trevor L Davis/Aurora Sentinel)

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.


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District Attorney George Brauchler speaks with members of the media following the reading of the jury's decision for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, outside the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree on whether he should get the death penalty. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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 […]


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Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler addresses the media with victims and prosecution staff behind him, after the sentencing verdict hearing on Friday Aug. 07, 2015 at Arapahoe County Justice Center.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

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 […]


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While her 6-year-old grandson, Ace, stays by her side, Kathi Darciprette, right, hangs a marker back on the cross for Micayla Medek, one of the victims of the massacre in a nearby movie theatre, after writing a message on a heart handing from the cross as mourners mark the day of the third anniversary of the shooting spree Monday, July 20, 2015, in Aurora, Colo. James Holmes, who had been working toward his Ph.D. in neuroscience, could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded early Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

AURORA | Twelve crosses were lined up Monday near the Cinemark cinema that was the site of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting to honor the 12 people killed three years ago in the massacre that also left 70- people injured. People came throughout the day to see the crosses on East Alameda Parkway at Sable Boulevard and write […]


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