Jurors Instructed On Reasons To Spare Colorado Gunman's Life

Jurors in the Colorado movie theater trial received instructions Thursday before their next round of deliberations to decide if there are any reasons to override a potential death penalty and sentence James Holmes to life without parole for 12 murders and 70 attempted murders. The lengthy instructions were the last step before closing arguments in this phase of his sentencing. Arguments focused on Holmes' childhood, his mental illness, his connections to people who love him and other potentially mitigating factors that would reduce his "moral culpability" and make him worthy of their mercy.



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