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.
Whether James Holmes gets life without parole or a death sentence for the Colorado theater shooting, he will spend years behind bars, joining about 6,000 inmates in Colorado and hundreds of thousands of others nationwide who suffer from mental illness.
Jurors needed only 12 hours to reject the idea that James Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire on a packed movie theater, bringing relief to the families of the dozen people he killed and scores he injured three years ago.
ow that a verdict has been reached, many victims in the Aurora theater shooting are eager to get to the sentencing phase.
Theater shooting survivors reacted to Thursday’s guilty verdict for the gunman as they expressed relief and support moving forward for the sentencing phase of the trial.
Gunman James Holmes was found guilty in the Aurora theater shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured, putting the death penalty option at the center of the courtroom.
Survivors and pubilc officials reacted after a Colorado jury on Thursday convicted 27-year-old James Holmes of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens of others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012.
The sentencing phase of the theater shooting trial is expected to begin next week and could take several weeks, according to CBS4’s legal analyst.
Theater shooting survivor Marcus Weaver was brought to tears when the guilty verdict was read in court on Thursday afternoon.
Key dates in the life of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes who was found guilty in the Aurora theater shooting.