(NBC News) After hundreds of hours of testimony and thousands of pieces of evidence, attorneys had one final chance to convince jurors Tuesday as closing arguments took place in the trial of Aurora theater gunman James Holmes.
Prosecutors claim Holmes was legally sane at the time of the 2012 massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured.
They pointed to his meticulous planning of the attack, assembling weapons and body armor, rigging his apartment with explosives hoping to create a diversion and a notebook he filled with details and drawings of the movie theater’s layout.
Defense attorneys argue Holmes was in the grips of a psychosis. Their experts testified he was insane in the days leading up to the shooting, unable to know right from wrong or stop himself from carrying out what Holmes described as a “mission”.
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