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The Latest: Testimony: Theater shooting takes 'fun mom'

The Latest: Ex-husband of theater shooting victim says daughters lost fearless role model

The Latest: Testimony: Theater shooting takes 'fun mom'

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

The ex-husband of a former Air Force linguist killed in the Colorado theater shooting says the 2012 attack left his daughters without a fearless, intelligent and strong-willed role model in their lives.

Robert Wingo testified Tuesday that 32-year-old Rebecca Wingo was a "fun mom" who didn't hover over her girls, now entering the third and eighth grades, but encouraged them to explore and be confident.

He says she would always have music on and sometimes served ice cream for dinner.

His testimony came as prosecutors make their final push to have gunman James Holmes sentenced to death.

Jurors could still vote for a life sentence or one could be imposed if they all can't agree on the death penalty.

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10:35 a.m.

Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial are back in court to hear testimony from relatives of those killed in the July 2012 attack.

The testimony Tuesday comes as prosecutors make their final push to have gunman James Holmes sentenced to death.

Jurors decided in less than three hours that no factors, such as Holmes' mental illness, outweighed the horror of the attack and called for a life sentence instead.

However, jurors could still vote for a life sentence in the final round or one could be imposed if they all can't agree on the death penalty.


Updated : 2021-09-17 00:29 GMT+08:00