Aurora, Colorado Shooter James Holmes Sentenced To Life In Prison
James Holmes of Aurora, Colorado was convicted Friday evening on 24 counts of first-degree murder, two per victim, as well as attempted murder in the wounding of 70 more people. Holmes entered an Aurora movie theatre in 2012 and opened fire resulting in 12 deaths and several wounded theater goers.
He plead insanity to the murder charges at his trial and reportedly believed in something called “human capital,” a belief that killing people would add value to his life, however in all other aspects of his life he appeared fully functional. Three years later he will now be behind bars until his death.
Though 9 out of the 12 jurors favored the death penalty, a court is unable to carry out a death penalty sentence without a unanimous juror decision.
For some, the outcome of his trial is vindication, while others believe he doesn’t deserve to live after he took the lives of so many.