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Aurora, CO

May 13, 2013 — Charged with 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other crimes, James Holmes is accused of opening fire on the crowd at a midnight movie last July in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people died and an additional 70 were wounded.
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Jan 10, 2013 — James Holmes is accused of opening fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last summer, killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others. He will be formally arraigned Friday on 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other crimes.
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Jan 9, 2013 — In the weeks before the attack, James Holmes took photos of the Colorado movie theater where 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded in last summer's mass shooting, prosecutors revealed Wednesday at a court hearing in Colorado.
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Jan 8, 2013 — On a 27-second call to police, at least 30 shots can be heard in the background. James Holmes is charged in the murders of 12 people and the wounding of dozens in a movie theater.
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Jan 7, 2013 — Moments after a deadly attack that turned an Aurora, Colo., movie theater into a scene of panic and tragedy, the police officer who found suspect James Holmes at first took him for a fellow police officer, due to the body armor Holmes was wearing.
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Jan 5, 2013 — Four people are dead inside an Aurora, Colo., home Saturday following a standoff with an "armed and dangerous" man holding hostages, police say. Aurora is the Denver suburb where a gunman opened fire in a movie theater last July, killing 12 and injuring many more.
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Aug 14, 2012 — While most materials remain sealed, those that have been made public contain a glimpse or two about the case being made against James Holmes for the attack that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded.
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Aug 13, 2012 — The judge also affirmed a gag order, keeping parties involved from talking about the case.
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Aug 9, 2012 — The revelation came during a court hearing into whether to unseal documents from the case.
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Aug 3, 2012 — He was sheltering his girlfriend when he was shot and killed. Friends say the 24-year-old Arizona native had a passion for life and always put others first.
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