Jury Quickly Convicts Colorado Theater Shooter of Murder

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere after jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions.
The 27-year-old Holmes, who had been working toward his Ph.D. in neuroscience, could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded.
The initial phase of Holmes' trial took 11 weeks, but jurors needed only about 12 hours over a day and a half to find him guilty on all 165 counts.



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