July 2012 Current Events: U.S. News

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Here are the key events in United States news for the month of July 2012.

  • George Zimmerman's Bail Set at $1 Million (July 5): Bail has been set at $1 million for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin earlier this year. Zimmerman is in jail, awaiting trial for second-degree murder. This is the second time bail has been set for Zimmerman after a judge revoked Zimmerman's $150,000 bond last month because Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had during a hearing.

  • Twelve Killed in Colorado Theater Shooting (July 20): During a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, a gunman opens fire on the crowded theater in a Denver suburb. Twelve people are killed and 58 others are wounded. James Holmes set off a smoke device in the front of the theater before opening fire. Directly after the incident, Holmes, age 24, is arrested in a parking lot behind the theater. (July 30): Holmes is arraigned by Colorado prosecutors and charged with 142 counts, including first degree murder, attempted murder, and possession of explosives.

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