Jurors have voted to keep the death penalty open for James Holmes, who was convicted last month of murdering 12 people during a 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Co. The trial will now move to the third phase of the sentencing phase, during which jurors will decide if Holmes receives the death penalty or is sentenced to life in prison.
Jurors rejected arguments from gunman's attorneys that his mental illness and past actions outweighed horror of murders. #theatershootingAugust 3, 2015
The final phase of the trial could be its most emotional as #theatershooting jurors hear victim impact statements from survivors, familiesAugust 3, 2015
On July 15, Holmes was found guilty of 165 charges, including 24 counts of murder the first degree and 140 counts of attempted murder, for the July 20, 2012 shooting, which left 12 movie-goers dead and another 70 injured.