CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – Aurora theater shooting prosecutors are seeking nearly $1 million in restitution to pay for victims’ medications, mental health care and other needs.
Prosecutors in a Tuesday motion asked a judge to force James Holmes to pay $954,878 in restitution as part of his sentence for killing 12 people and injuring more than 70 during a crowded midnight movie on July 20, 2012. A judge in August sentenced Holmes to life in prison without parole after jurors could not unanimously agree that he deserved the death penalty.READ MORE: Coloradans Kim Dobson And Ashley Brasovan Take Top Spots In Mount Washington Road Race Preventing Theft: Denver Police Etching VIN On Catalytic Converters
Prosecutors say the money would pay for victims’ psychiatric care, medical equipment, lost wages and other needs as a result of the mass shooting. Victims say they must pay for prosthetic limbs, occupational and speech therapy, travel expenses for attending the 4-month trial and future medical care.MORE NEWS: Colorado Weather: Landspout Tornadoes Hit Colorado Plains
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