Jul 27, 2012 6:49 AM by Kate Richards

Funeral for Texas born Aurora Theater Shooting victim held today

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Funeral is scheduled for Friday in Austin for a Texas-born father killed in the massacre at a Colorado movie theater showing the new Batman movie.

The funeral for Gordon Cowden will be held at Riverbend Church in Austin with burial in Austin Memorial Park. The 51-year-old businessman already has been mourned in Colorado in the first memorial service for a victim of the shootings.

Cowden had taken his two teenage children to the midnight showing when gunfire erupted.

The teens weren't wounded. Cowden was the oldest of the 12 people killed in the massacre at the "Dark Knight Rises." James Holmes is accused of the shooting that also wounded 58. He's due to be formally charged at a court hearing scheduled Monday in Colorado.


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