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Jury reaches verdict in `Batman` massacre trial: US court

The jury in the trial of alleged "Batman" theater massacre killer James Holmes reached a verdict Thursday, a court spokesman said.



Colorado: The jury in the trial of alleged "Batman" theater massacre killer James Holmes reached a verdict Thursday, a court spokesman said.

"Verdict will be read at 4:15 pm (2215 GMT)," said Rob McCallum of the Colorado Supreme Court, where Holmes has been on trial for the last two-and-a-half months.

Jurors began deliberating Wednesday on whether Holmes was sane when he cold-bloodedly opened fire on a packed Colorado cinema showing "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012.

The troubled 27-year-old`s defense team insisted he should be found not guilty due to insanity over the shootings, which killed 12 theatergoers and injured 70 others in Aurora, just outside Denver.

Holmes, who has been in custody since he was arrested outside the crowded midnight screening, faces two counts of murder or attempted murder for each of the 82 victims.

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