James Holmes Trial Jury: Prosecution Proved Aggravating Factors

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DENVER — (CNN) Jurors in the James Holmes trial have found that prosecutors have proven aggravating factors beyond a reasonable doubt in the Colorado movie theater shooting case, meaning Holmes remains eligible for the death penalty.

Next, the penalty portion of the trial will move to a second phase, giving Holmes’ defense the chance to present mitigating factors as they make a case for the jury to spare Holmes’ life.

Last week jurors found Holmes guilty on 24 counts of first-degree murder in the July 2012 massacre.

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