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Chantel Blunk, wife of Aurora shooting victim Jonathan Blunk, hugs a guest following her husband's funeral August 3, 2012 in Reno, Nevada. Blunk, a U.S. Navy veteran, was buried with full military honors after being killed by alleged shooter James Holmes in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting on July 20. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Colorado theater shooting

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.


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