4 Aurora theater shooting survivors to pay $700K to theater

James Holmes
FILE - In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case reached a decision Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, on whether Holmes should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. The same jurors rejected Holmes' insanity defense and convicted him of murder.(RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

AURORA, Colorado (KRON) — Four survivors of the Colorado movie theater massacre have been ordered to pay the movie theater chain thousands of dollars.

The deadly shooting was in 2012. The shooter, James Holmes, opened fire inside the Century Aurora Multiplex.

Twelve people were killed and 70 others were injured.

More than two dozen survivors sued the theater’s owner, Cinemark, claiming it did not have enough security measures in place to prevent the shooting.

But in May, a jury ruled Cinemark was not liable for the shooting and most of the survivors instead took a small settlement.

But four of them refused.

So now, a judge has ordered those four to pay the third largest theater chain in the country $700,000 for legal bills.

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