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Horror of Colorado theater massacre recalled at hearing

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/08/2013

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Keith Coffman

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - The former graduate student accused of shooting a dozen people to death at a Colorado movie theater last summer sat impassively in court on Monday as police recounted the nightmarish mix of blood, tear gas, screams and flashing strobe lights they found in the darkened cinema.
Outside the crowded theater, police confronted the accused gunman, James Holmes, wearing a helmet, gas mask and head-to-toe body armor, the officers testified. He surrendered without a struggle, they said, and apart from smirking when asked whether he had acted alone, Holmes seemed "detached" from the mayhem around him.
Testimony from the first officers to reach the chaotic crime scene opened a hearing in which prosecutors set out to convince a judge that they have enough evidence to put Holmes on trial for one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.
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"Horror of Colorado theater massacre recalled at hearing", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2013. Consulté le 21/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/horror-of-colorado-theater-massacre-recalled-at-hearing