Jurors weighing James E. Holmes' fate moved one step closer to sentencing him to death Monday when they decided that the gunman in the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting did not deserve leniency for killing 12 movie-goers and injuring 70 others.
This is how you try to make a mass murderer seem like a human being.
He sounded like a proud father leafing through the family album: There's Jimmy with his grandma, kicking a soccer ball, in a tae kwon do uniform, holding his new baby sister. There's the annual family portrait. Mouse ears at Disneyland. Boating at Big Bear Lake.
Newsweek reporters have been banned from the Arapahoe County Justice Center, site of the Aurora, Colo., shooting trial, after the magazine published the name of a juror in the James Holmes case online in both a story and a tweet.
The same jury that found James Holmes guilty of murdering a dozen people during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., ruled Thursday that he acted in an especially cruel manner when he blasted his way through the multiplex.
Prosecutors pushing for convicted murderer James E. Holmes to be put to death told jurors Wednesday that the failed neuroscience student they had found guilty not only killed 12 people during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” but that he did so in a pitiless and unconscionable manner.
When the jury found James E. Holmes guilty, Marcus Weaver cried. For his friend Rebecca Wingo, who died beside him in the Aurora, Colo., multiplex. For the dozens of victims in the 2012 rampage during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." For the families of the dead and wounded. Then...
After three months of testimony, a jury of nine women and three men convicted James Eagan Holmes of first-degree murder and attempted murder in one of the worst shooting rampages in American history.