The Latest: Sick juror delays theater shooting sentencing
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):
The sentencing hearing for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has been canceled for the day because a juror is ill.
Judge Carlos Samour Jr. called off court Friday after the weary-sounding juror told him she had a sinus infection and felt miserable.
Attorneys for both sides didn’t want to dismiss her at this late stage, so Samour asked her if she thought she would feel better by Monday. She said she probably would, so Samour told jurors to return then.
Jurors are hearing arguments on whether Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison. The same jurors convicted him last week of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack.
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