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Key in Colorado theater rampage trial: What was James Holmes' mind-set?
Key in Colorado theater rampage trial: What was James Holmes' mind-set?

The first week of testimony in the Aurora, Colo., theater rampage trial underscored the full horror of the 2012 attack that left 12 people dead and 70 wounded. Burly first responders in uniform cried as they related the chaos and the carnage. Victims spoke of searing pain from bullets tearing through their flesh, of looking down and seeing their legs shattered, of viewing friends' corpses splayed on the bloody theater floor. Week two has been more about the real challenge facing prosecutors — proving James E. Holmes' mind-set when he swathed himself in protective gear, grabbed an AR-15, a shotgun and two Glock pistols and opened fire in a theater filled with midnight...

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