Police choke up describing Colorado theatre massacre
CENTENNIAL, Colorado (AFP) - Police described harrowing scenes after the Colorado theatre shooting on Monday, including blood "sloshing" in one officer's car, while the alleged gunman was strangely relaxed when arrested.
A number of officers choked back tears at a preliminary hearing for James Holmes, accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more at a midnight screening in Aurora, outside Denver, in July.
As relatives pulled out their handkerchiefs in court, another first responder recalled finding the youngest victim of the shooting, a six-year-old girl, with no pulse amid the carnage.
They were speaking at the start of a week-long hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence for a full trial of the 25-year-old, accused of opening fire at at the premiere of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises.