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CENTENNIAL, Colo. – 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.