CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- After a day of grisly and emotionally difficult testimony from those first on the scene of the Aurora movie massacre, a second day of details about the carnage is set to unfold Tuesday.
Prosecutors are expected to continue methodically laying out their case against James E. Holmes, a 25-year-old former neuroscience doctoral student at the University of Colorado-Denver. They must prove there is enough evidence to proceed to trial.
Holmes faces 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and weapons charges. He is accused unleashing a barrage of bullets at a 12:05 a.m. showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, killing 12 moviegoers and wounding as many as 70.
Aurora police officers testified Monday about the horrors they found in the theater, including blood-soaked aisles and walls, crumpled bodies, and piles of spent shell casings.