CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Below is a copy of all the questions and notes the jury sent to the court, and the court’s replies during the first penalty phase in the Aurora theater shooting trial, which concluded on July 23.
The deliberations ended with the jury finding four aggravators present in the crime committed by James Holmes, the admitted gunman in the July 20, 2012 attack that left 12 dead and 70 others injured. Needing only to find one, the penalty phase continued to the second stage with the death penalty remaining a sentencing option.
The jury entered the final round of deliberations on Aug. 6, aiming to make a final decision on whether to give Holmes the death penalty.
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