Aurora Movie Shooting
The jurors who convicted James Holmes of murder in the Colorado theater shooting were taking more time than expected Thursday to decide whether prosecutors passed the first legal test for a death sentence.
A judge banned Newsweek magazine from attending the rest of Aurora theater shooting trial after it identified a juror on social media.
James Holmes should be put to death for the Colorado theater shooting because he deliberately and cruelly killed 12 people, including a 6-year-old girl, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday.
Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have started urging jurors to sentence James Holmes to death row by playing a slide show that includes photos of the 12 victims.
Jurors quickly rejected Colorado theater shooter James Holmes’ claim that he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 others, but the next phase of his trial could be more difficult as they weigh the extent of his mental illness against the enduring pain and heartache he caused.
Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to either death or life in prison without parole after the penalty phase of his trial, which starts Wednesday. Either way, Holmes can expect to spend decades in prison.
The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater. But even if they decide on death, Holmes could spend the rest of his life in prison awaiting capital punishment that never happens.
The Aurora theater gunman spoke in court on Tuesday to tell the judge he wouldn’t be testifying during the sentencing phase of his trial.
Dozens of people from across Colorado and the country gathered on Monday night for a vigil to honor those killed in the theater shooting three years ago.
Vigils were held Monday evening to remember the victims of the theater shootings on the three-year anniversary. Now money is being raised to build a permanent memorial at the site.