About 80 victims of Holmes’ attack on a packed midnight screening at a Denver-area multiplex are testifying during a three-day formal sentencing hearing.
The verdict brings to an end a long-delayed, lengthy, and high-profile trial just a little more than three years after Holmes’ rampage in a suburban Denver multiplex put a spotlight on gun control, mental illness and security in public spaces.
It took the jury just three hours to reach a verdict, and to move the sentencing portion of the trial into its third and final phase.
The jurors have been selected in the death penalty trial of James Holmes, who went on a fatal rampage in a Colorado movie theater.
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The murder trial of James E. Holmes, charged in the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre, will be delayed to allowed enough time for a second sanity review to be completed, a judge ruled Wednesday. Holmes, 26, is accused of opening fire inside a movie theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises,” […]