The theater shooting trial came to an end Wednesday when the judge formally sentenced James Holmes 12 life sentences without the possibility of parole plus 3,318 years in prison to be served consecutively. It was the maximum sentence and one never seen before in Colorado.
James Holmes was an angry quitter who gave up on life and turned his hatred into murder and mayhem against innocent victims in a Colorado movie theater, the judge said Wednesday before formally sentencing him to life in prison.
The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial.
The judge who oversaw Aurora theater shooter James Holmes’ trial gave an impassioned defense of the jury and the process Monday after the mother of one of the wounded said Holmes’ life sentence showed more concern for Holmes than for the victims.
At least 100 victims and witnesses are expected to testify about the July 20, 2012, attack’s impact on their lives during shooter James Homes’ formal sentencing hearing.
The sentencing hearing for the Aurora theater gunman will begin on Aug. 24 and is expected to include emotional testimony from the survivors and the victims’ families.
The district attorney who prosecuted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes says a jury’s refusal to give him the death penalty doesn’t mean the public is growing wary of capital punishment.
Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates, the former police chief in Aurora, reacted to Friday’s sentencing of the theater gunman and remembered the night of the attack more than three years ago.
The life sentence delivered by a divided jury to Colorado theater shooter James Holmes averts an uncertain path to execution in a state that has put only one man to death in nearly a half-century.
Twelve people were killed and 70 were injured at a midnight movie premiere on July 20, 2012, in the Denver suburb of Aurora.