James Holmes trial timeline

Posted: 10:15 AM EDT Jul 20, 2012   Updated: 10:32 AM EDT Jul 22, 2015

The month-long penalty phase of the trial of James Holmes, who could be sentenced to death for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater, is set to begin Wednesday. Here are images from his court appearances and the 2012 shooting inside an Aurora movie theater.

James Holmes in court
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The month-long penalty phase of the trial of James Holmes, who could be sentenced to death for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater, is set to begin Wednesday. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but the jury rejected that defense on July 16 when it found Holmes guilty on 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder.

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