James Holmes trial timeline

Published On: Jul 20 2012 07:15:59 AM PDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2015 07:32:06 AM PDT

The month-long penalty phase of the trial of James Holmes, who could be sentenced to death for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater, is set to begin Wednesday. Here are images from his court appearances and the 2012 shooting inside an Aurora movie theater.

Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes
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Holmes, a 27-year-old failed neuroscience graduate student, told Judge Carlos Samour on July 21 that he will not testify for himself during the penalty phase. He said he voluntarily made his decision and was not pressured by his lawyers. He didn't testify for himself during the first phase of the trial either.

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