Scores of victims of James Holmes’ deadly attack on a Aurora movie theater, now free to vent their feelings before the judge.
The grandfather of the youngest victim in the Aurora theater shootings suggested Monday that one juror might have improperly blocked the death penalty for James Holmes by being untruthful about her beliefs.
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.
There was strong reaction to the verdict that spared the life of the gunman in the Aurora theater shooting, both positive and negative.