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Verdict reached in Colorado movie theater shooting case

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James

The panel made its decision Thursday after deliberating for a day and a half. A
court spokesman says the verdict will be read at 3 p.m. Arizona time Thursday. It will be carried live on KTAR News.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 20, 2012,
shootings that killed 12 people and injured 70 others.

If the jury convicts Holmes, the trial will enter a sentencing phase with
testimony about whether he should be sent to prison for life or sentenced to
death. Jurors make that decision.

If they find him not guilty, he would be committed indefinitely to a state
mental hospital.

Jurors heard nearly three months of testimony, including heartbreaking and
sometimes gruesome survival stories.