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From the Front Row: Something Felt Weird

May 5, 2015

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Unbelievably, on the afternoon of one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, Aurora police detective Craig Appel strolled into the Aurora City jail to interview the guy they had in custody. The man, James Holmes, was re...

FBI agent: Booby-trapped apartment would have killed or maimed 'whoever was there'

May 5, 2015

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By Peri Duncan CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In addition to shooting up Theater 9 at the Century 16 in Aurora on July 20, 2012, James Holmes booby-trapped his apartment with a goal of killing or maiming anyone who was lure...

A peek into a shooter's mind

May 4, 2015

Filed under AURORA THEATER TRIAL, From the Gallery

In the hours after the shooting, the cops interviewing James Holmes in a tiny room at the Aurora Police department said to him, "You've seen this before hundreds of times. Do you have any questions?" His whacked-out answer...

Drier eyes for first time in weeks at Aurora theater shooting trial

May 4, 2015

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — When the gunman of the Aurora theater shooting was booked for interviewing, he passed two signs on the way into the questioning room. The signs read: (1) Crimes Against Children Unit, and (2) Victims Services...

Watch: Aurora theater shooting trial – week one in review

May 3, 2015

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By Lo Snelgrove & Carol McKinley CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. - ABC producer and CU News Corps contributor Carol McKinley discusses the first week of the Aurora theater shooting trial with CU News Corps reporter Lo Snelgro...

Does showing graphic images help the prosecution in its quest for the death penalty?

April 30, 2015

Filed under AURORA THEATER TRIAL, From the Gallery

By Carol McKinley From left to right: Defendant James Holmes (in glasses), Public defender Kristen Nelson and Public Defender Dan King react as photographs of 10 of the deceased victims in the Aurora Century 16 theater are shown to the j...

String of first responders' testimonies ends week one of Aurora theater trial

April 30, 2015

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By Lo Snelgrove CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Aurora Police Officer Justin Grizzle took the stand Thursday in the Aurora theater trial and was asked under oath to describe how the Century 16 theater looked when he first e...

From the Front Row: Big Bad Media

April 29, 2015

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By Carol McKinley It’s getting easier to find a seat in the main courtroom. On Day 3 of the theater shooting trial, media outlets are starting to pull their reporters one by one. Which means more spots are opening up. The ...

Aurora theater shooting trial Day 3: Police officers and survivors describe carnage

April 29, 2015

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By Kelly Ragan CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Hours after the Aurora movie theater had been emptied of victims on July 20, 2012, a mass of abandoned cell phones lay scattered throughout the room, ringing incessantly. It...

Court to relive night of theater shooting through testimonies, photos, videos

April 29, 2015

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By Lo Snelgrove CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Hours after the Aurora movie theater had been emptied of victims, a mass of abandoned cell phones lay scattered throughout the room, ringing incessantly. It went on all night...

9 survivors tell stories of horror on Day 2 of Aurora theater shooting trial

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

April 28, 2015

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By Kelsey Ray CU News Corps CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Munirih Gravelly didn’t realize until later that the sticky puddle on the theater floor she’d pressed her face into was not cola but blood. Testifying against defe...

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