Colorado theater shooter James Holmes is being assessed at a Denver facility to determine where he should begin serving his lifelong prison sentence.
A Denver jury’s refusal to give the death penalty to a man who stabbed five people to death in a bar, coming on the heels of theater shooter James Holmes’ life sentence, has many wondering whether the ultimate penalty will ever again be applied in Colorado.
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.
Belittled by the judge and jeered by spectators, James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life Wednesday.
Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. ordered 28-year-old James Holmes to serve 12 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole,
The mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater on July 20, 2012, left 12 dead and dozens more injured. See a timeline of events in the case and the trial.
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 mother of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes gave an impromptu public apology Tuesday.
The theater shooting trial will finally end Wednesday when the judge formally sentences James Holmes to life in prison. It will likely be a sentence never seen before in Colorado.