Video: Woman's outburst during Aurora, Colo., theater shooting trial; she's heard saying 'I'm the biological mother; She's a surrogate, they took him away from me! ... Don't kill him!' - @denverchannel
Aurora, Colo., theater shooting defense in closing arguments of 2nd sentencing phase: James Holmes went into neuroscience to try to fix himself. He sought help from others. These were cries for help - @will_c_holden
Editor's note: Jurors in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting trial will soon hear closing arguments in the second sentencing phase. Then they will decide if James Holmes' planning and calculated shooting outweighs his mental illness and otherwise clean record, The Denver Post reports. Jurors have already found that prosecutors proved the aggravating factors necessary to consider a death sentence. If they unanimously agree the aggravating factors outweigh the mitigating factors, the sentencing will move forward and jurors will decide on the death penalty. If the decision in this second phase isn't unanimous, Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. - Stephanie
The City of Aurora (/əˈrɔərə/, /əˈrɔrə/) is a Home Rule Municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado, spanning Arapahoe and Adams counties, with the extreme southeastern portion of the city extending into Douglas County. Aurora is one of the principal cities of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area (Metro Denver). The city's population was 325,078 in the 2010 Census, which made it the third most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 56th most populous city in the United States.
The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 2,645,209 on July 1, 2012 (the 21st most populous MSA in the U.S.). However, Denver and Aurora combined make up less than half of the Denver Metro Area's population and Aurora has approximately half the population of Denver. The estimated population of Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area was 3,214,218 on July 1, 2012 (16th most populous CSA).