Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes during a court hearing last month in Centennial, Colo.
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April 1, 2013 James Holmes had offered to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence. Prosecutors called that a publicity ploy. Twelve people died and another 58 were wounded in the attack.
A courtroom sketch of James Holmes as he was brought into a courtroom in Centennial, Colo., this week.
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January 8, 2013 On a 27-second call to police, at least 30 shots can be heard in the background. James Holmes is charged in the murders of 12 people and the wounding of dozens in a movie theater.
January 7, 2013 Moments after a deadly attack that turned an Aurora, Colo., movie theater into a scene of panic and tragedy, the police officer who found suspect James Holmes at first took him for a fellow police officer, due to the body armor Holmes was wearing.
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James Holmes in a Sept. 20 sheriff's photo.
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September 28, 2012 Documents released today indicate that school officials may have been more concerned about James Holmes' behavior before the July 20 massacre than has previously been known.
August 22, 2012 Melissa Block talks with Denver Post reporter <a href="https://twitter.com/kurtisalee">Kurtis Lee</a> about <a href="https://www.auroragov.org/CityHall/MediaandNewsUpdates/NewsUpdates/011992">a survey</a> the city of Aurora, Colo., has put up on the Internet. It asks for thoughts on what should be done with the Century Aurora 16 Cineplex where 12 people were killed in a mass shooting last month. Lee also talks about what's become of other sites where mass shootings have taken place.
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August 14, 2012 While most materials remain sealed, those that have been made public contain a glimpse or two about the case being made against James Holmes for the attack that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded.
August 13, 2012 The judge also affirmed a gag order, keeping parties involved from talking about the case.
James Holmes, who's accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58.
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August 7, 2012 She had been treating James Holmes and became concerned enough to contact University of Colorado police, sources tell the news outlets. But it does not appear that the psychiatrist took additional steps that would have led to him being detained.
In Aurora, Colo., last week, among the memorials to victims of the shooting was one for Alex Teves. It includes a photo of him with girlfriend Amanda Lindgren. Teves protected her with his body.
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August 3, 2012 He was sheltering his girlfriend when he was shot and killed. Friends say the 24-year-old Arizona native had a passion for life and always put others first.
August 2, 2012 When 18-year-old Jarell Brooks saw a woman and her two children trying to crawl to safety, he got between them and the gunman. He says he couldn't have done anything else and lived with himself afterward.
August 2, 2012 According to KMGH-TV and The Denver Post, in early June the psychiatrist began the process of involving the university's "threat assessment" team. But when James Holmes withdrew from the school in mid-June, the university lost its control over him.
July 30, 2012 James Holmes faces two counts for each of the 12 people killed and 2 for each of the 58 people wounded in the July 20 shooting rampage at a movie theater. He's also been charged with using deadly weapons and having explosives.
A heart shaped balloon hovered above a memorial for victims outside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last week.
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July 30, 2012 Some of those in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater sheltered their friends and loved ones. Others rushed to help those who were injured. Many showed enormous courage in the early morning hours of July 20, when a gunman killed 12 people and wounded 58.
James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on July 23.
July 30, 2012 Prosecutors are expected to formally file charges today against James Holmes. But it will be months, if not longer, before there's any trial. And if they seek the death penalty, the case could take years to resolve.
July 30, 2012 It's widely assumed that prosecutors will file dozens of first-degree and attempted murder charges Monday against 24-year-old James Holmes, the lone suspect in the attack. Prosecutors may also seek the death penalty.
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