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.
James Holmes in a photograph taken by police during his booking.
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July 27, 2012 The alleged gunman sent a Colorado University professor a package that police seized Monday.
Alexander "AJ" Boik in an undated photo provided by his family.
July 27, 2012 "AJ" Boik will be remembered at a funeral today. Friends and family say the aspiring artist was never sad and always willing to help. Yousef Garbi, who survived, was shot in the head after first pushing a friend to safety.
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Grandma Marlene Kenobbe (L) comforts consoles Kailyn Vigil during Micayla Medek's funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado.
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July 26, 2012 Medek was remembered as an independent young woman who loved hot pink and Hello Kitty.
July 26, 2012 Rebecca Wingo, 32, was facing the attacker when she was shot, her mother has been told. Shirley Wygal is sure her daughter believed that "if you're going to shoot me, you're going to look at me and do it."
A medical building on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.
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July 26, 2012 Law enforcement sources tell several news outlets that the notebook was sent by James Holmes. There are also reports that it contains drawings about a massacre.
An ambulance and police cars outside the Century 16 movie theater complex in Aurora, Colo, during the early hours of July 20, 2012. A gunman attacked an audience there — killing 12 people and wounding 58.
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July 25, 2012 The attack overwhelmed first responders' resources. The result was an "outside in" response, the Denver Post reports, during which some of the less seriously injured got treated before those who were critically wounded.
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July 24, 2012 The baby's father, who was also in the theater, remains in critical condition.
July 24, 2012 After other mass shootings, sales also surged. Some buyers want weapons for protection. Others think gun laws will be tightened in response to the news.
July 24, 2012 If the defense can show a suspect didn't know what he did was wrong, an insanity plea might work. But that's a tough standard. You can be mentally ill and still be judged guilty.
President Obama at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., on Sunday, when he met with victims and family members of last week's shooting.
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July 23, 2012 The Second Amendment remains off limits for many politicians, with even those favoring gun control unlikely to bring it up in an election year. But long-term shifts in U.S. demographics and culture could lead to changes in the gun-rights versus gun control debate in coming decades.
James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on Monday.
July 23, 2012 A dazed-looking James Holmes, his hair dyed a reddish orange, said nothing. He mostly stared down and ahead. Meanwhile, authorities say more likely would have died, but the gunman's semiautomatic assault rifle apparently malfunctioned.
July 21, 2012 Eleven of those killed by a gunman Friday during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises have been identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office. A 12th victim hadn't yet been definitively identified.
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