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'Batman cinema shooting': Pictures released from inside cinema and booby-trapped apartment

James Holmes killed 12 people in the 2012 shooting.

Colorado Shooting Photos Homemade explosives James Holmes' apartment. Source: AP

PROSECUTORS HAVE RELEASED new photos taken in the chaotic aftermath of the Colorado theatre shooting, including pictures of the auditorium where James Holmes killed 12 people.

Colorado Shooting Photos An assault weapon and blood by sandals following the theatre shooting. Source: AP

The images, which prosecutors released in response to open-records requests, also show the elaborate homemade explosives in Holmes’ apartment, which he had rigged into a potentially deadly booby trap.

Colorado Shooting Photos The Colorado movie theatre with bullet holes following the attack. Source: AP


The hundreds of photos include images of the three guns Holmes used in the 20 July, 2012, shooting and his car, where he dressed head-to-toe in body armour before slipping into the packed movie theatre. More than 70 others were injured.

Colorado Shooting Photos Bloody napkins and overturned popcorn inside the Colorado movie theatre. Source: AP

Prosecutors showed most of the photos to jurors during Holmes’ four-month trial.

Colorado Shooting Photos A drink cup with bullet holes and marked as evidence. Source: AP


He was convicted of 165 felonies and sentenced to life in prison because jurors could not agree that he deserved the death penalty.

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