Aurora Theater Shooting
Jurors met for about a half hour Thursday after hearing closing arguments from prosecutors and the defense.
Jurors will decide whether mitigating factors, such as Holmes' mental illness, outweigh the aggravating factors that made him eligible for the death penalty.
The father mostly referred to his son as Jimmy during testimony, and described the young man was easy going.
Expected to take the stand are Holmes' parents, Robert and Arlene Holmes, who have been sitting behind him in the courtroom every day of his 12-week trial.
Jurors in the trial of James Holmes are being questioned about whether the deadly theater shooting last week in Louisiana might influence them.
Some Aurora theater shooting testimony was videotaped Friday to accommodate witnesses who need to catch flights home as the sentencing proceedings continue.
Before Samour dismissed the court, defense attorneys mentioned media coverage of an alternate juror who wore a heavy-metal t-shirt baring a man being electrocuted.
Holmes' lawyers are hoping to humanize their client.
Now that sentencing in the Aurora Theater shooting trial of James Holmes is underway, here's a look at how Colorado has applied the death penalty in the past.