The Latest: Daughter remembers father killed in Colorado theater shooting as a protector

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

10:37 a.m.

The oldest person killed in the Colorado theater shooting went to the midnight Batman premiere with two of his daughters after teasing them that he had gotten tickets to the Disney movie "Brave" instead.

Cierra Cowden remembered her father, 51-year-old Gordon Cowden as a charming and patient man who watched over his children. Once, fully clothed, he jumped into a pool to save one of his daughters who had been pretending to drown as part of a game.

Cierra Cowden, a 19-year-old University of Colorado student, testified Wednesday that her sister felt so bad that he jumped back in and swam around to make her feel better.

Her testimony came as families of the 12 killed in the 2012 attack took the stand in the final round of the sentencing hearing for gunman James Holmes.