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James Holmes Found Guilty Of Murder

0 17.07.2015 Инфо

James Holmes on Thursday was found guilty of first-degree murder for shooting and killing 12 people inside an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater in 2012. The massacre left 70 others injured. The verdict came after a nearly three-month trial in which Holmes faced a total 165 charges in connection with the shooting. His defense team never disputed that Holmes was responsible for the killings, arguing instead that he was in the midst of a psychotic episode and was legally insane at the time. The verdict means the same jury of nine women and three men can now sentence Holmes to death as the trial moves to the penalty phase. He would have been confined indefinitely to a mental hospital had he been found not guilty.