2012 Aurora Movie Theater ShootingCarlos Samour Jr.James HolmesJudgement

Found guilty

16 Jul, 2015

Holmes is found guilty for his actions in the 2012 shooting which killed 12 people and injured 70. A jury deliberates  for 13 hours over two days before rejecting pleas from defense lawyers that Holmes had a severe mental illness and was not legally responsible for his actions. As Judge Samour reads the 165 counts against Holmes, the defendant stands silently between his lawyers, staring straight ahead, with his hands tucked into his pants.

The district attorney in suburban Arapahoe County is seeking the death penalty, and the jury will begin weighing the toll and nature of Mr. Holmes’s actions to decide whether to send him to prison for life or to Colorado’s death row.

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