CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):
Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial.
Last week, jurors unanimously agreed that James Holmes' 2012 attack was cruel enough to justify the death penalty. Next, they must decide whether there are reasons to spare Holmes' life, including his mental illness.
If they do, Holmes would be sentenced to life in prison without parole. If they decide the death penalty is still an option, they would move to a final phase in which they would hear from victims of the attack that left 12 dead and 70 injured.
Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. is scheduled to deliver instructions to the jury to guide their deliberations and then the defense and prosecutors will make their closing arguments.