At last we know the fate of James Holmes, who killed 12 and injured 70 others in a mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in July 2012. Frankly, a lot of people were hoping for the death penalty, but instead Holmes was sentenced to 12 lifetimes in prison, plus an additional 3,312 years for 70 convictions of attempted murder, and six years for an explosives charge.
For the judge to sentence Holmes to death, the jury would have had to unanimously agree that he should be given the death penalty.
After handing down the sentence, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. told deputies, “Get the defendant out of my courtroom, please.”
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Update: Here’s a video of the judge’s closing remarks.