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Aurora Shooting: Jury Resumes Deliberating Whether to Send James Holmes to Death

The Colorado jury weighing whether to sentence movie theater shooter James Holmes to death returned Friday for a second day of deliberations.

It is the same jury that convicted Holmes of 24 counts of first-degree murder and 140 counts of attempted murder last month in the July 20, 2012, massacre at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora. The jury deliberated less than 13 hours before reaching that decision.

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Sketch of James Holmes as he sits in court at the Arapahoe County Justice Center on April 27, 2015. Jeff Kandyba / AP

Since then, the jury has moved quickly through two prior decisions in the trial's penalty phase, taking a few hours to vote that there were substantial "aggravating factors" to consider the death penalty, and that the defense's arguments against execution didn't outweigh those factors.

If the jury declines to sentence him to death, he will get life in prison without parole.

The jury began deliberating at 1:15 p.m. Thursday (3:15 p.m. ET).