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Aurora Police Officer Justin Grizzle leaves court after testifying at a preliminary hearing for James Holmes at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Investigators say Holmes opened fire during the midnight showing of the latest Batman movie on July 20, killing 12 people and wounding dozens. Grizzle fought to keep his composure during his testimony, in which he described people running from the theater, wounded people trying to crawl from the theater, and people uninjured helping those who had been injured. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Colorado theater shooting

Yahoo News

Prospective jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case were being questioned Wednesday about their views on the death penalty and mental illness as the second phase of jury selection began.

In the months ahead, the judge and lawyers on both sides are expected to question hundreds of people who were not excused after filling out lengthy questionnaires.

The first person questioned — a woman who appeared to be in her 20s — expressed some reservations about the death penalty but said she could keep an open mind. She was asked to return for the next round of selection.

(AP)

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