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Aurora Shooter Trial Begins Monday In Colorado

Opening statements will begin Monday in the trial of James Holmes, who opened fire at a midnight screening of “The Dark Night Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, in July 2012.

The attack killed 12 people and injured 70. Nearly three years later, the case is finally going to trial. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, and the prosecution is seeking the death penalty.

Ben Markus, a reporter at Colorado Public Radio, talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about the case and what’s ahead in the trial.


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