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Colorado theater shooting prosecutors wrapping up emotional case against shooter James Holmes

  • File - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, a collage memorializing Ian Sullivan's late 6-year-old daughter Veronica, who was killed by shooter James Holmes in the 2012 Aurora movie theater mass shooting, at Sullivan's home in Evergreen, Colo. The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial says the jury can hear testimony from Veronica's mother Ashley Moser, who was paralyzed and suffered a miscarriage in the attack that left her 6-year-old daughter Veronica dead. In a ruling announced Thursday, June 18, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. also said prosecutors can briefly show jurors a photo of Veronica. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

    File - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, a collage memorializing Ian Sullivan's late 6-year-old daughter Veronica, who was killed by shooter James Holmes in the 2012 Aurora movie theater mass shooting, at Sullivan's home in Evergreen, Colo. The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial says the jury can hear testimony from Veronica's mother Ashley Moser, who was paralyzed and suffered a miscarriage in the attack that left her 6-year-old daughter Veronica dead. In a ruling announced Thursday, June 18, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. also said prosecutors can briefly show jurors a photo of Veronica. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Ian Sullivan holds up a collage memorializing his late 6-year-old daughter Veronica, who was killed by shooter James Holmes in the 2012 Aurora movie theater mass shooting, at Sullivan's home in Evergreen, Colo. The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial says the jury can hear testimony from Veronica's mother Ashley Moser, who was paralyzed and suffered a miscarriage in the attack that left her 6-year-old daughter Veronica dead. In a ruling announced Thursday, June 18, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. also said prosecutors can briefly show jurors a photo of Veronica. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

    FILE- In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Ian Sullivan holds up a collage memorializing his late 6-year-old daughter Veronica, who was killed by shooter James Holmes in the 2012 Aurora movie theater mass shooting, at Sullivan's home in Evergreen, Colo. The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial says the jury can hear testimony from Veronica's mother Ashley Moser, who was paralyzed and suffered a miscarriage in the attack that left her 6-year-old daughter Veronica dead. In a ruling announced Thursday, June 18, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. also said prosecutors can briefly show jurors a photo of Veronica. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)  (The Associated Press)

Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial are preparing to rest their case after eight weeks of often emotional and dramatic testimony.

The five-member prosecution team expects to wrap up its case on Friday. The prosecutors sought to show that former neuroscience student James Holmes meticulously planned and carried out the 2012 massacre, knowing all along it was wrong. They relied on heart-wrenching testimony from dozens of survivors, graphic photos and Holmes' own videotaped statements to a state-appointed psychiatrist to undermine the claim that he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and wounded 70.

Prosecutors say they will tie up their case by calling Ashley Moser to the stand. Moser was paralyzed, suffered a miscarriage, and her 6-year-old daughter was killed in the shooting.

Defense attorneys will begin their case next week.