NOTE: THE "SCHEDULED" START TIME OF THIS CHAT IS SIMPLY A PLACEHOLDER. THERE IS NO INDICATION OF WHEN THE JURY WILL REACH A VERDICT, UNTIL THE COURT ANNOUNCES IT IS DONE. Jurors in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial will alert the court after they reach a verdict in each of the 165 counts in the trial of the People v. James Holmes. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a mass shooting inside an Aurora movie theater on July 20, 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. 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
what were the questions that the jury asked yesterday?
by Happy7/16/2015 9:22:17 PM
Just got off work in time to get to this blog and reads lost read the comments on twitter. My stomach is doing somersaults! Missed being able to blog with you all during the jury questions yesterday
by Just Thinkin7/16/2015 9:22:37 PM
It's hard to believe that someone who thought he was Guilty would cave without a thorough review of the evidence which had, IMHO, to take more than 13 hours...if 2 or 3 people thought he was guilty I'd find it even harder to believe they all caved so quickly. Unless all the jurors were convinced going into deliberations that he was NGBRI, I'm guessing we are looking at guilty. Now that could be a trade off...couple NGBRI votes convinced to find him Guilty in exchange for a hung jury on DP and, hence, LWOP...JM2CYMMV
7NEWSJurors' questions reveal they are laser-focused on the mental health issues at the core of the theater shooting case.
by Denver77/16/2015 9:22:44 PM
that picture of the two parents walking in to court is so heart wrenching......no winners in this mess
by A.L.7/16/2015 9:29:56 PM
My sound is muted.. I can't listen to anymore testimony and disturbing calls. I'm just reading today and watching the clock..And hoping my prayers to all involved are felt, waaaay in Aurora. Prayers for healing and justice for the families of the victims and JH's family too. But really praying for STRONG BARS for JH himself.. ...Also can't get the song Burn, baby burn out of my head... Strange??
by mama d7/16/2015 9:29:57 PM
will they have the cameras on in the court room before the verdict is read
by firstname.lastname@example.org/16/2015 9:29:59 PM
by Happy7/16/2015 9:30:01 PM
I think I am going to have a virtual Scotch on the rocks! Then I may have a real one.
by Tired7/16/2015 9:30:03 PM
does anyone know if JH parents are here?
by email@example.com/16/2015 9:30:04 PM
I'm with you @tired
by Niki C.7/16/2015 9:33:56 PM
Agree, PA Watcher--Given the amount of time the jury must've spent just completing the paperwork, I'd say they didn't need much time to reach a verdict....that almost certainly means "Guilty" on all counts.
by flip7/16/2015 9:33:56 PM
@friends...I believe his parents are here
by PA Watcher7/16/2015 9:33:57 PM
As happy as most (if not all) of us will be if Holmes is found guilty, we should all keep in mind the main concern: the justice that hopefully will be brought to the victims and their families. And I hope the jury made the right decision so as not to contribute to the inaccurate representation of mental illness and insanity.
by Ambz7/16/2015 9:33:58 PM
Marc Stewart is one of our reporters at the Arapahoe County Courthouse now
by Denver77/16/2015 9:34:01 PM
Oh my gosh... I have been following the trial with you from the beginning, I have to go to work at 4 :( I am praying for the families and all victims right now.
by Mayday437/16/2015 9:40:34 PM
Anyone else in Denver sort of tempted to just go drive by the courthouse this afternoon?
by colo7/16/2015 9:40:35 PM
@Tired, May I join you for a drink and a toast to the jury?
by Resa7/16/2015 9:40:36 PM
Are there any estimates about how long the verdict reading will take? Can they say , for example "guilty (or not guilty etc) on all counts" ? I can't imagine not mentioning each and every name . . .
by Mr.D. 7/16/2015 9:40:37 PM
Marshall Zelinger is also at the courthouse reporting for us. He's going inside the courtroom for the verdict.
by Denver77/16/2015 9:42:47 PM
@PA Watcher are you at the courthouse? The way you worded your comment makes me think so....
by Ann7/16/2015 9:43:07 PM
by Tired7/16/2015 9:43:08 PM
Just starting to lightly rain in the city. . . perhaps Angels are shedding their tears?
by Just Thinkin7/16/2015 9:43:09 PM
MrD...I think they have to read EVERY verdict...also, the defense could ask to poll the jury and have each of them say they agree with every verdict...could take a while...
by PA Watcher7/16/2015 9:43:10 PM
@just thinking....."tears are the pressure valve of the heart"
by A.L.7/16/2015 9:46:10 PM
@D7 will the verdict reading be available for viewing at a later time, much like the archived videos in your library?
by Resa7/16/2015 9:46:11 PM
@Ann...I went back and re-read my comment and you're right...I mistyped there as here
by PA Watcher7/16/2015 9:46:12 PM
@Resa: Yes, we will archive key parts and the whole thing
by Denver77/16/2015 9:46:23 PM
These are the instructions the jury had to follow in their work