CENTENNIAL – A jury was seated Tuesday in the death penalty trial of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes after a selection process that experts say was among the largest and most complicated in U.S. history.
Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in the July 2012 attack in suburban Denver.
His attorneys don’t dispute that he pulled the trigger but say he was in the grips of a psychotic episode when he slipped into the packed movie theater and opened fire.
Jurors will decide whether he was legally insane at the time. If they find him guilty, they must also decide whether he should be put to death or sentenced to life in prison without parole.