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Theater chain not liable in 2012 Colorado movie massacre

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 01:00

A jury decides the owners of a Colorado movie theater, Cinemark USA Inc., where a gunman killed 12 people during the 2012 screening of a Batman film, are not liable for the mass shooting. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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The Aurora community will not soon forget the 2012 massacre that happened in this theater... But a jury has ruled that Cinemark USA is not liable for the mass shooting. Gunman James Holmes was found guilty last summer of killing 12 people and wounding 70 when he opened fire during a Batman movie. And Cinemark's lawyer says there was nothing the theater could have done to prevent it. (SOUNDBITE) CINEMARK'S ATTORNEY, KEVIN TAYLOR, SAYING: "...We heard very loudly today the jury's verdict that Mr. Holmes was completely unpredictable, unforeseeable, unpreventable and unstoppable." Officials say the lawsuit was filed by more than two dozen surviving victims and relatives. Lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that Cinemark AND the property owners SHOULD be held liable for various security lapses on the night Holmes opened fire. Another lawsuit against Cinemark related to the shooting is pending in federal court.

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Theater chain not liable in 2012 Colorado movie massacre

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 01:00