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Aurora Shooter Trial Begins Monday In Colorado04:53
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Joshua Nowlan, 32, visits the 12 crosses erected near the Aurora Municipal Building July 20, 2013 in Aurora, Colorado. A remembrance ceremony marks the one one-year anniversary of the Aurora Movie Theatre Shootings in which James Holmes killed 12 people and injured more than 50 during a mass shooting in 2012. (Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)
Joshua Nowlan, 32, visits the 12 crosses erected near the Aurora Municipal Building July 20, 2013 in Aurora, Colorado. A remembrance ceremony marks the one one-year anniversary of the Aurora Movie Theatre Shootings in which James Holmes killed 12 people and injured more than 50 during a mass shooting in 2012. (Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)
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Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., on June 4, 2013. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)
Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., on June 4, 2013. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

Opening statements will begin Monday in the trial of James Holmes, who opened fire at a midnight screening of "The Dark Night Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, in July 2012.

The attack killed 12 people and injured 70. Nearly three years later, the case is finally going to trial. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, and the prosecution is seeking the death penalty.

Ben Markus, a reporter at Colorado Public Radio, talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about the case and what's ahead in the trial.

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This segment aired on April 24, 2015.

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