Colorado Movie Theater Massacre

Frightening new details emerge in theater shooting trial


Marcus Weaver, front left, a victim of the 2012 shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, leaves the courthouse after testifying during the third day in the trial of James Holmes, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in an attack that killed 12 people and injured 70. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Marcus Weaver, front left, a victim of the 2012 shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, leaves the courthouse after testifying during the third day in the trial of James Holmes, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in an attack that killed 12 people and injured 70. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Witnesses in the Colorado theater shooting trial are adding vivid and disturbing details to the accounts of mayhem inside the auditorium.

In the trial’s third day Wednesday, prosecution witnesses described a nightmarish scene with bloody victims, noxious smells and blaring noise.

Prosecutors appeared intent on planting a deeply upsetting image in jurors’ minds. A day earlier, moviegoers testified about being shot or watching loved ones gunned down.

Twelve people were killed and 70 injured in the July 20, 2012, attack.

Attorneys for defendant James Holmes acknowledge he was the shooter but say schizophrenia distorted his sense of right and wrong. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Prosecutors say Holmes knew what he was doing was wrong and should be convicted of murder. They’re seeking the death penalty.

Source: AP

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