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The Latest: Verdict has been reached in the Colorado theater shooting trial of James Holmes

  • Tom Teves and his wife Caren, who lost their son Alex in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, speak to members of the media while holding a t-shirt bearing the images of the twelve who were killed in the shooting, after the two attended the reading of the verdicts in the trial of  theater shooter James Holmes, at the Arapahoe County District Court, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, July 16, 2015. A Colorado jury on Thursday convicted Holmes of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens of others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Tom Teves and his wife Caren, who lost their son Alex in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, speak to members of the media while holding a t-shirt bearing the images of the twelve who were killed in the shooting, after the two attended the reading of the verdicts in the trial of theater shooter James Holmes, at the Arapahoe County District Court, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, July 16, 2015. A Colorado jury on Thursday convicted Holmes of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens of others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from video, accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, standing on the far left, listens as the verdict is read during his trial, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, July 16, 2015. Holmes was found guilty of murder in the deaths of 12 people in July 2012.   In the center, lead prosecutor George Brauchler, looks back as the counts are read.  (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

    In this image taken from video, accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, standing on the far left, listens as the verdict is read during his trial, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, July 16, 2015. Holmes was found guilty of murder in the deaths of 12 people in July 2012. In the center, lead prosecutor George Brauchler, looks back as the counts are read. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sandy Phillips, right, and her husband Lonnie pictured behind her, whose daughter Jessica Ghawi was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, gives a high five to Tom Teves, who lost his son Alex in the attack, after attending the reading of the verdicts in the trial of Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes, at the Arapahoe County District Court, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, July 16, 2015. A Colorado jury on Thursday convicted 27-year-old James Holmes of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens of others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Sandy Phillips, right, and her husband Lonnie pictured behind her, whose daughter Jessica Ghawi was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, gives a high five to Tom Teves, who lost his son Alex in the attack, after attending the reading of the verdicts in the trial of Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes, at the Arapahoe County District Court, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, July 16, 2015. A Colorado jury on Thursday convicted 27-year-old James Holmes of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens of others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)  (The Associated Press)

The latest in the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

The panel made its decision Thursday after deliberating for a day and a half. A court spokesman says the verdict will be read at 4:15 p.m. MDT Thursday.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 20, 2012, shootings that killed 12 people and injured 70 others.

If the jury convicts Holmes, the trial will enter a sentencing phase with testimony about whether he should be sent to prison for life or sentenced to death. Jurors make that decision.

If they find him not guilty, he would be committed indefinitely to a state mental hospital.

Jurors heard nearly three months of testimony, including heartbreaking and sometimes gruesome survival stories.