CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Jurors will get back to work Monday morning, perhaps deciding the fate of the gunman in the Aurora theater shooting trial.
The shooter and attorneys on both sides are waiting for the jury to decide if the mitigating factors outweigh the aggravating factors.
There are 24 verdict forms, one for each count of first-degree murder for which the shooter has been convicted (two counts for each of the 12 people who died).
The question to be answered on each verdict form is: Does the jury unanimously find beyond a reasonable doubt that the mitigating factors that exist do not outweigh the aggravating factors proven by the prosecution in Phase 1 of the sentencing hearing?
If one juror says no, the shooter gets life in prison without the possibility of parole.
If not, then the trial will move to the death penalty phase, which means surviving victims and families of those who lost loved ones will testify again and the shooter could receive the death penalty.
When the jury reaches its verdicts and informs District Court Judge Carlos Samour Jr., there will be a two-hour notice before the verdicts are read.
Deliberations begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Arapahoe County Justice Center.