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Jurors Begin Deliberations in Colorado Theater Shooting Case

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    Aurora Movie Theater Shooting Trial

    Jurors began deliberations Wednesday in the trial of James Holmes who massacred a dozen people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, three years ago.

    Holmes entered the theater during the midnight premier of a Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises,” on July 20, 2012. Twelve people died and 70 were injured.

    Holmes, now 27, does not dispute that he was the lone gunman who attacked the theater but pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His lawyers have argued that schizophrenia so warped his mind he could not tell right from wrong, and that he was in the grip of a psychotic breakdown.

    More than 250 witnesses testified during the 11-week trial.