Colorado cinema shooter sentenced to life in prison

A jury in the US state of Colorado has given gunman James Holmes a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Holmes had been found guilty of murder for killing 12 people in a cinema three years ago.

Friday’s verdict came after the jurors in the case, heard in the town of Centennial, outside of Denver, had deliberated for more than six hours over two days. The life sentence came as the nine women and three men on the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision to sentence the 27-year-old Holmes to death on any of the 24 counts against him.

Reading out the verdict, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour explained that due to the jurors’ inability to agree unanimously that Holmes should be executed by lethal injection, the court had sentenced him to life in prison with no chance of parole.

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Source News: DW