Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Aurora, Colo., theater shooting sentence: 'Our thoughts remain with the victims and families who have suffered unspeakable tragedy. No verdict can bring back what they have lost' - @hickforco
Image: Courtroom posts draft of final life-or-death verdict form in Aurora, Colo., theater shooting trial; if judge says part 1 is signed, the jury has decided on the death sentence; if parts 2 or 3 are signed, James Holmes will receive life in prison - @BrandonRittiman, @KyleClark
Upcoming: At 5 p.m. MT (7 p.m. ET), the verdict in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting sentencing phase will be read. The jury has reached a decision on whether James Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison without the possibility of parole. We will have live video from the courtroom.
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).