Remembering the lives lost 10 years after the Aurora theater shooting

A crowd gathered at midnight July 20, 2022, in Aurora for a candelight vigil honoring the...
A crowd gathered at midnight July 20, 2022, in Aurora for a candelight vigil honoring the victims of the mass shooting inside a movie theater 10 years earlier.(CBS Denver)
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 6:32 AM MDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2022 at 6:09 AM MDT
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AURORA, Colo. (KKTV) - Wednesday marks 10 years since a gunman stormed a midnight showing in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, killing 12 and injuring 70.

In the years since the theater massacre, some survivors have made full recoveries, while others were left with life-altering injuries.

On July 16, 2015, the killer was found guilty on all 165 counts against him: 24 first-degree murder, 140 attempted murder and one count of possession or control of an explosive or incendiary device. He will spend the rest of his life behind bars with no chance for parole.

Several Colorado officials released statements Wednesday marking the somber anniversary:

We want to remember the names of those lost July 20, 2012:

Jonathan Blunk, 26

Alexander Boik, 18

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29

Gordon Cowdon, 51

Jessica Ghawi, 24

Petty Officer 3rd Class John Thomas Larimer, 27

Matthew McQuinn, 27

Micayla Medek, 23

Alex Sullivan, 27

Alexander Teves, 24

Rebecca Wingo, 32

Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6

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