Jury Announced Its Verdict on James Holmes:
A jury announced its verdict Friday on whether
James Holmes should be executed or spend life in prison for
committing mass murder in a Colorado movie theater that became
one of the worst shootings in U.S. history.
The final verdict is:
"No Unanimous Verdict, Life Sentenced
Since the jury could not reach a unanimous
decision, the court defaulted to a mandatory life sentence
Holmes shocked the country when he killed 12 people and wounded 70 more in a
movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora in July of 2012.
It did not take long for the jury to convict Holmes of 24 counts of first-degree murder --
two for each of the victims slain in the shooting. The
convictions initiated proceedings on whether he should receive
the death penalty.
The jury reached a sentencing verdict after deliberating almost
seven hours since late Thursday before they announced the
It's being reported that there was one juror who
held out against the death penalty. When it became
apparent that the juror's mind couldn't be changed - a life
sentence was chosen.
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