Among the many new witness accounts to surface online, Jamie Rohrs, 25, chillingly summed up the moment the action on the screen turned to chaos in the theatre.
“Am I in a dream? Am I in a nightmare? There are flashes. Everything is so loud,” he said. “I am thinking, ‘Is this the day I die? Will this be the bullet that kills me?’”
His girlfriend, Patricia Legarreta, had been sitting a few seats away with their four-year-old daughter and baby son. Each thought the other had died until Rohrs found her being treated for her wounds in hospital. Bearing a makeshift ring, he asked her to marry him — and Legarreta accepted. “There is no more time in our lives to waste,” she said. “Only love will help us put all this evil in the past.”
Sunday Times 22.07.2012