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ATLANTA (AP) — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline Thursday, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leader.
Defense attorneys said the Colorado movie massacre gunman was schizophrenic and they urged jurors on Thursday to spare his life, while prosecutors said James Holmes must not be able to use mental illness as a shield. Lead prosecutor George Brauchler wrapped up closing arguments in the trial's penalty phase, saying nobody in their right mind could plan the slaughter of a theater full of people. For the defense, Brady said no one could turn back time, bring back the dead, or heal the wounds of those injured when Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 70 at a midnight screening of a Batman film.