CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The Latest on the civil trial over the Colorado theater shooting (all times local):
Jury selection is under way in the civil trial over the Colorado theater shooting brought by victims' families.
Opening arguments are expected later Monday, nearly nine months after the shooter, James Holmes, was sentenced to life in prison for killing 12 and injuring another 70. Holmes slipped through an emergency exit that he had propped open and started shooting.
Twenty-eight victims and their families allege in the state lawsuit that Cinemark should have had silent alarms that would have sounded and armed guards at the packed midnight premiere, among other security measures. Some of the victims filled the first rows of the courtroom in Centennial. But unlike the emotionally wrenching criminal trial, there are no deputies guarding all sides of the courtroom and no defendant tethered to the floor.