Theater shooting victim's dad running for Colorado Senate

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 23, 2016 at 1:31 p.m.



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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — The father of a man who was killed in the 2012 Colorado theater shootings is running for state Senate.

Tom Sullivan, who became a face of anguish after his son Alex was killed by James Holmes, announced his run as a Democrat in a heavily Republican district today.

Sullivan has no previous political experience. But he has lobbied the legislature for limits on high-capacity gun magazines and testified for an unsuccessful bill to remove Colorado's requirement that death penalty verdicts be unanimous.

Holmes was convicted last year in the theater shooting. But the 12-member jury couldn't unanimously agree to impose the death penalty. Under Colorado law, the judge sentenced Holmes to life in prison without parole.

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