Aurora movie theater shooting day 54: Prosecution hopes to move to next sentencing phase
Day 54 in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes. Today, prosecutors hope to move on to the second phase of the sentencing hearing. The jury found Holmes, the admitted gunman, was sane when he went into the midnight premiere of the Dark Knight Rises in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater and opened fire on the audience, killing 12 and wounding 70. 7NEWS and TheDenverChannel.com will have gavel to gavel coverage of the trial starting at 8:15 a.m. (MST) everyday and ending around 5:30 p.m. (MST) Watch new live video on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/7NewsDenver/live Additional resources:LIVE VIDEO & BLOG: http://bit.ly/theatertrialTIMELINE of the case: http://bit.ly/theatertimelineJURY PROFILE: http://bit.ly/theaterjury CONTINUING COVERAGE: http://bit.ly/theatercoverage
@7 - Do you have anyone at the courthouse? Just curious.
by colo7/23/2015 3:55:36 PM
Nooooo not another note...ugh
by Dennie Carp7/23/2015 3:55:56 PM
All the sturm and drang over THIS phase? It leads me to doubt they will ever find unanimity when it really counts, which I think bodes well for Mr. Holmes, since unanimity is required for a death penalty.
by Frank7/23/2015 3:55:59 PM
No! The court camera did NOT flip on. We are still waiting for the courts spokesman.
by Kristle7/23/2015 3:56:05 PM
Gotcha. Thanks, Tammy!
by fascinated 7/23/2015 3:56:08 PM
Oh my, @anica......
by Kels7/23/2015 3:56:10 PM
Ok, @Me will now be Despicable Me. =)
@Tammy, I am not a "him".
by Despicable Me7/23/2015 3:56:13 PM
Good idea Loz-gonna try it now. Working from my phone, so some abilities are limited, but here goes...
by fascinated 7/23/2015 3:56:16 PM
Yesterday was way to much for me in this room I had to leave... honestly i think it was the worst day on comments that were so out of control it was very sad to me see how nuts got!!
by LG7/23/2015 3:56:26 PM
by Tammy Garrison7/23/2015 3:56:31 PM
Can't do avatar/image unless I sign in through a different account. I press the "blank face" box but nothing opens. I'm too paranoid to lose the feed. (Which has happened before). I'll play around with it later. Great idea, though, Loz. Thx.
by fascinated 7/23/2015 3:56:35 PM
Sorry me. My mistake.
by Tammy Garrison7/23/2015 3:57:32 PM
This could be the 20 minutes htat the judge said would be prior to phase 2.
by NT87/23/2015 4:08:06 PM
Thanks for the idea Loz.
by Stephany7/23/2015 4:08:08 PM
@ Anica: I missed Monday and Tuesday. Is there a link to what happened in court on those 2 days?
by FMM7/23/2015 4:08:09 PM
Actually having a Lawyer on the jury sometimes isn't a good thing especially a defense lawyer..imo
by Dennie Carp7/23/2015 4:08:11 PM
Here's my profile pic so you all know I'm not a troll :-)
by caz7/23/2015 4:08:15 PM
Trying this out
by Just Thinkin7/23/2015 4:08:17 PM
What is the jury missing??? I agree with Frank. Something is off. They only need to fill out forms-not time for deliberating yet. They haven't been presented with mitigation. And cannot deny aggravating factors-they ruled on them! In each count!?! feel nervous & "restless leg syndrome-ish"...
by fascinated 7/23/2015 4:08:23 PM
@LG - We were invaded by Trolls, big mean nasty Trolls . . . think Harry Potter BIG!
by Just Thinkin7/23/2015 4:08:25 PM
Long 5 minutes....
by Tired7/23/2015 4:08:32 PM
Once this trial is complete, will the Denver channel broadcast the Dexter Lewis (Fero's Bar & Grill murders) trial? Thank you.
by Nadine7/23/2015 4:08:37 PM
@Colo - Unfortunately we do not today.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 4:08:41 PM
@Nadine - The court did not set up a feed for the Fero's bar murders and we do not have a crew we can devote to it full time.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 4:09:31 PM
@LG: I've taken a break from this all myself. Peaked my head in yesterday and saw all the drama, with the week that I have had I decided to turn it all off. It's is kinda nice to see some of the familiar names comment every once in a while but sad to know that what was once a great chat room has been infested by trolls.
by Stephany7/23/2015 4:09:41 PM
when 5 mins turns into 17.. the story of the theater shooting trial.
by blue7/23/2015 4:09:42 PM
Jury still out? Wow
by Happy7/23/2015 4:09:44 PM
On a lighter note: I love minions.
by Kels7/23/2015 4:09:45 PM
can someone please tell me how I can add my picture?
by naturegurl7/23/2015 4:09:47 PM
Judge Samour has returned to the court room.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 4:11:55 PM
@nadine i don't think the court is broadcasting that one.
by blue7/23/2015 4:12:15 PM
Shouldn't multiple murders just cover all counts?
by Lori James7/23/2015 4:12:16 PM
Hey folks!! can somebody walk me thru the avatar process please??
by mama d7/23/2015 4:12:18 PM
The jury has two questions.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 4:12:28 PM
How do you get pics? I tried to click on my person to add a pic and it doesn't do anything.
by Suzanne7/23/2015 4:13:35 PM
blue, the story of this court! They have been notoriously late.
by Tammy Garrison7/23/2015 4:13:37 PM
Our 5 minutes is 20 in lawyer time. : )
by Suzanne7/23/2015 4:13:39 PM
At Edy-I agree with you in some ways, but they only need to agree on ONE aggravating factor-which they essentially did in sentencing. Read Frank's most recent comment. He is right. Just agreeing on 2 counts for ea slain victim could have been the one unanimous aggravating factor they needed in order to move on...that's why defense saved their rebuttal. They were preparing for mitigating witnesses. It seems like jury perceives that EVERY aggravator must be unanimous. (???) They already decided unanimously on one aggravator when they sentenced & found him guilty of 2 counts for each victim. That's all they needed to move forward....This is just weird...!?!
by fascinated 7/23/2015 4:13:42 PM
Click on the silhouette and upload a photo
by caz7/23/2015 4:13:44 PM
If you log in from facebook or one of the other social media outlets, it brings up your avatar from the social media site.
by Marsha Laurienti7/23/2015 4:13:46 PM
The jury has to decide on every count for first degree murder and check all of the boxes for aggravating factors so it is going to take a while. They cannot just stop on one because they agree. This is for phase one. The mitigating factors are next and then they decide if the aggravating factors outweigh the mitigating factors so they have to check every box that they think applies to ultimately determine if one outweighs the other. We have to be patient.
by Stacie7/23/2015 4:20:34 PM
Hey all! Hope everyone is doing well!
by jward127/23/2015 4:20:36 PM
Can someone tell me when the jury was in the courtroom yesterday and how long it took to present this part of the case? I tuned in periodically and all I saw was endless discussion by lawyers about how to present the sentencing part of the case.
by Susan Eshleman7/23/2015 4:20:40 PM
@kels I know right! My husband and I just took our kids to see Minions a few days ago. It was so much fun, really good family movie! Me and my kids LOVE Minions. =)