The sentencing hearing for the theater shooter has been canceled for Friday because a juror is ill.
Testimony in the sentencing phase of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes’ trial will continue this week.
The jury in the theater shooting trial has decided that the gunman is eligible for the death penalty.
Jurors decided unanimously Thursday that the Colorado theater attack was so heinous, depraved and cruel that it deserves the death penalty. Defense lawyers will now try to show why the life of James Holmes should be spared nevertheless.
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.
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.