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Theater victim feared she and her husband wouldn’t survive

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Theater victim feared she and her husband wouldn’t survive

Emotional testimony as James Holmes trial continues

Theater victim feared she and her husband wouldn’t survive

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – A newlywed woman who was wounded in the Colorado theater massacre says that when the shooting began, she told her husband she loved him because she feared they wouldn’t survive.

Denise Axelrod testified Tuesday in James Holmes’ trial on charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the 2012 attack.

Axelrod says she and her husband, Brandon, had just returned from their honeymoon when they went to the suburban Denver theater for a Batman movie.

Her testimony was halting and emotional and prompted nine rapid-fire objections from defense attorneys.

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorneys have acknowledged he was the shooter but say he has schizophrenia and didn’t know right from wrong.

Prosecutors maintain Holmes was sane. They’re seeking the death penalty.

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By Colin Jeffery

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