James Holmes Convicted of First Degree Murder in 2012 Colorado Movie Theater Massacre in Aurora, Colorado
A jury has convicted James Holmes of First degree murder in the 2012 attack on defenseless movie goers in Aurora, Colorado where 12 people were killed. The jury also found Holmes guilty of attempted murder on all of the 140 counts against him for the 70 people wounded in the shooting. Hopefully, the next step will be that James Holmes is sentenced to death.
Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere, rejecting 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.
Jurors took about 13 hours over a day and a half to review all 165 charges. The same panel must now decide whether Holmes should pay with his life.
To go after the death penalty or not go after the death penalty, that is the question …
James Holmes, the gunman suspected of killing 12 people in the Colorado movie massacre will learn later today whether he will face the death penalty and execution for his crimes. Holmes’ defense attorneys had offered to plead guilty for meticulously planning and brutally executing a plan to attack a Colorado movie theater at midnight during a showing of the latest Batman movie. This pea deal would allow Holmes to live out his days in prison with no chance of parole instead of having him put to death. My person opinion is go for the death penalty … good riddance to bad rubbish.. It would be a terrible message to send out that one could go in a movie theatre, kill 12 people and wound several others and then live your life out in prison on the tax payers dime.
A decision on death or not? Heck, if it were up to me the only thought process would be to either bring back “Sparky” or see if I could not get a one time public stoning exemption for his crimes.
VIDEO – decision expected today.
After a week of legal twists and turns, James Holmes will find out Monday if he could face execution if convicted in the Colorado theater attack that killed 12 people.
Behind-the-scenes maneuvering erupted into a public quarrel between prosecutors and the defense over Holmes’ public offer to plead guilty, but the two sides could still come to an agreement that would spare Holmes’s life in exchange for spending the rest of his life in prison.
Daily Commentary – Friday, August 3, 2012 – Speculating on the Colorado Shooters Sanity Can Be Dangerous
- According to Wendy Murphy’s article in the Patriot Ledger
there is no PROOF John Holmes is mentally ill … yet
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Another Casualty of the ‘Dark Night Rising’ Movie Massacre … Wounded Ashley Moser Lost Her 6 Year Old Daughter Veronica, Now She Suffers Another Loss, Extreme Trauma Causes Misscarage
Another victim has tragically been claimed at the hands of the Aurora, Co, ‘Dark Knight Rising’ movie massacre gunman … Could the pain and anguish get any worse for the Moser family?
Ashley Moser’s six year old daughter Veronica was killed, along with eleven others last week when gunman James Holmes murdered 12 and wounded many others during the screening of the ‘Dark Knight Rising’ in Aurora, CO. Ashley Moser was among the 50+ individuals wounded and hospitalized following the mass shooting as she was shot in the neck and the stomach. Moser was pregnant at the time of the heinous mass murder. She was one of eleven victims still hospitalized, five in critical condition. Sadly, another has dies at the hands of this senseless crime.
The Moser family said in a statement Saturday, “Tragically, the extreme trauma she sustained also caused a miscarriage.”
How much tragedy could one person take? Look for the prosecutors to add one more count of murder to the charges when James Holmes is arraigned next week.
Full statement from the Moser family:
Ashley Moser is recovering from an additional surgery she had this morning. Tragically, the extreme trauma she sustained also caused a miscarriage.
We want to send a special thank you to the courageous heroes of law enforcement, other first responders, paramedics, and doctors and nurses who have all gone beyond the call-of-duty in caring for our daughter, granddaughter and all of the other victims of this tragic event.
Our sincere appreciation goes out to all of those who have been sending well-wishes, prayers and good thoughts to Ashley. Her lifetime of care will be a long road. For those who wish to donate, please go to any Wells Fargo Bank and request the “Donation Account for Ashley and Veronica Moser”. This is the only official donation account for the family.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, July 26, 2012 – James Holmes Notebook Outlining Plans for the Shooting Delayed in the Mail Center at CU, Found After the “Dark Knight Rising” Movie Massacre
- James Holmes sent a notebook to a Psychiatrist at CU detailing his plans. Does the University hold any culpability?
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From FOX News, Movie massacre suspect sent chilling notebook to psychiatrist before attack.
James Holmes, the individual accused of murdering 12 at last Friday’s midnight “Dark Knight Rising” movie massacre in Colorado, according to Fox News mailed a notebook “full of details about how he was going to kill people” to a University of Colorado psychiatrist before the attack. However, the package sat unopened in a mail room for up to a week before its discovery Monday. Good grief. Had this package been delivered, could the massacre have been averted? The notebook is now in possession of the FBI. Jammie Wearing Fool brings up a good point, it was obvious that James Holmes sent this enough in advance as a cry out for help. Holmes had no idea that the package would never be delivered and collect dust in the mail room. Did Holmes take this as no one taking him seriously and go through on his promise of violence?
Inside the package was a notebook full of details about how he was going to kill people,” the source told FoxNews.com. “There were drawings of what he was going to do in it — drawings and illustrations of the massacre.”
Among the images shown in the spiral-bound notebook’s pages were gun-wielding stick figures blowing away other stick figures.
The source said police and FBI agents were called to the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus in Aurora on Monday morning after the psychiatrist, who is also a professor at the school, reported receiving a package believed to be from the suspect. Although that package turned out to be from someone else and harmless, a search of the Campus Services’ mailroom turned up another package sent to the psychiatrist with Holmes’ name in the return address, the source told FoxNews.com.
A second law enforcement source said authorities got a warrant from a county judge and took the package away Monday night. When it was opened, its chilling contents were revealed.
The first source on Tuesday told FoxNews.com the package had been in the mailroom since July 12, though another source who confirmed the discovery to FoxNews.com could not say if the package arrived prior to Friday’s massacre. It was not clear why it had not been delivered to the psychiatrist.
Wow, just wow. As Wizbang aptly stated, “did the postal failure prevent someone from alerting authorities about a student going “postal.”
The Dana Pretzer Show – Wednesday, July 25, 2012 – With Special Guests Clint Van Zandt, Dr. Dale Archer and Robin Sax Discussing James Holmes and the Dark Knight Movie Massacre in Aurora, CO
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- Clint Vanzandt Discussing the mass shooting in Colorado
- Dr Dale Archer Clinical Psychologist The Colorado Shooter: Psychotic Victim Or Evil Killer?
- Robin Sax How to prosecute the case
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Dark Knight Movie Massacre Shooting Suspect James Holmes Jailed in Solitary on Suicide Watch … Honor Among Thieves, ‘All the inmates were talking about killing him’
Can’t we have just a little general population?
Honor among thieves, ‘Dark Knight’ movie massacre, murderous dog James Holmes put in solitary for his own protection as other inmates talked of killing him. It would seem that fellow inmates did not take to kind to James Holmes’ presence in their jail as they welcomed him with the chant of “KID KILLER.”. James Holmes is due in court for the first time on Monday for arraignment; however, as TMZ reported, another inmate, Dima Damalov, told the paper that if Holmes was released into the general population he wouldn’t “live to see Monday’s court appearance.”
On the suspect’s first night in jail, other prisoners serenaded him with a chant of “kid killer” — a reference to the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old girl.
“All the inmates were talking about killing him,” Wayne Medley, 24, said as he left the facility. “Everyone was looking for an opportunity. It’s all they could talk about.”
Inmate Dima Danilov, 22, said the suspect’s face was covered with a red towel when he arrived at the jail about two hours after 12 people were killed and 58 injured in the Aurora, Colo., multiplex.
Holmes — who had dyed his hair red — was also wearing red clothing beneath the black body armor that terrified moviegoers saw when he opened fire early Friday morning, Danilov said.
Shameful, ABC NEWS (Brian Ross & Stephanopoulos) Do No Investigative Journalism But a Google Search, But Jump to Conclusion that Dark Night Shooter James Holmes Linked to Colorado Tea Party Patriots … Never Contacted Tea Party, Gets it Wrong, ABC News Backtracks & Apologizes
SHAMEFUL, SIMPLY SHAMEFUL BUT WE HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO IT FROM THE LIBERAL, BIAS MSM …
Exactly what part about investigative journalism do Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos not understand? The liberal lame stream media was so quick to jump to a conclusion that James Holmes, the ‘Dark Night’ shooter who killed 12 movie go’ers last night and injured 70 while going on his shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado. So if ABC News did not know it was the same Jim Holmes and did not try to confirm it, why would they have reported it? Cab you say liberal irresponsible journalism?
ABC News has suggested that James Holmes — the suspect in today’s shooting in Aurora, Colorado — may have a connection to the Tea Party.
ABC’s Brian Ross reported this morning that there is “a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site… talking about him joining the Tea Party last year.”
“Now, we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes,” Ross cautioned “but it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.”
Great investigative journalism ABC, how difficult could it really have been to have called the the Colorado Tea Party to confirm that it was the same Jim Holmes? But no, you media hacks were salivating and wanted to believe it was a Tea Party member so that you could rail against them. Do you people have any conscience? Obviously you have no journalistic integrity. This is the extent of ABC News investigation, a google search that got them the following web page. Not one call or email to the Colorado Tea Party Patriots to confirm that it was the same individual. Nope, no second source by ABC, they just went to the accusation hoping they were correct. As stated at Breitbart.com. what else would we expect from a corrupt media complex with a political agenda?
On Good Morning America, ABC News’ Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos suggested that the Tea Party might be connected to the mass shootings early this morning in an Aurora, CO theater during a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The mainstream media attempted to blame the Tea Party for the Tuscon shootings in January 2011, shortly after Republicans swept the midterm elections. Now, in the critical 2012 elections, the mainstream media seems poised to do the same–and ABC News has led the way.
Here is the exchange between Brian Ross and George Stephanolpoulos:
Stephanolpoulos: I’m going to go to Brian Ross. You’ve been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant.
Ross: There’s a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.
Stephanolpoulos: Okay, we’ll keep looking at that. Brian Ross, thanks very much.
So what was the result of ABC’s irresponsible journalism … they made 54 year old Jim Holme’s life a living hell. They never once attempted to contact him on his web page to see if they had the wrong person. That would have been too much effort. Why know they truth when you can smear the Tea Party?
Massacre … Mass Murder at Premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” at Aurora, CO Movie Theater … 14 Dead, 50 Injured, Suspect Arrested (UPDATE: Suspects Name James Holmes, 12 Dead)
Mass murder in Aurora, CO at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center.
Movie goers went to the movies to escape reality to see the the much anticipated sequel in the Dark Knight series, instead tragedy struck. A gunman dressed in black, wearing a bullet proof vest, gas mask and possessed multiple firearms opened fire in the movie theater as the the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises” began. Witnesses described the events that there was a shootout scene in the movie, then all hell broke loose. After releasing what was described as tear gas, the gunman opened fire on a frantic audience killing 14 and injuring at least 50 more people. The movie theater shooting victims are between the ages of 3 months old to adults. Sadly. many of the injured are in critical condition and the death toll could rise.
Cell Phone video of chaos after shooting
The shooting suspect was apprehended by police in a rear parking lot of the theater without a struggle. This same has not been released; however, he is said to be a 24 year old, white male. The gunman was reported to have had three guns. The police are searching the suspects home for explosives.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents have searched the suspect’s car and went to his home to search for explosives, agency spokesman Tom Mangan said. They also are conducting emergency traces on the weapons used to see how they were obtained, he said
Tragic account of incident including little girl shot dead
UPDATE I: Carnage in Colorado …
Witnesses said that the man appeared at the front of the theater with a rifle, handgun and gas mask. The man then threw a canister that released some kind of gas, after which a hissing sound ensued, and he then opened fire on the crowd packed into the early-morning screening of the film, according to people in the theater at the time.
“We were maybe 20 or 30 minutes into the movie and all you hear, first you smell smoke, everybody thought it was fireworks or something like that, and then you just see people dropping and the gunshots are constant,” witness Christ Jones told ABC’s Denver affiliate KMGH. “I heard at least 20 to 30 rounds within that minute or two.”
UPDATE II: Fox News has reported this morning that the suspects name under arrest in the mass shooting in Aurora, CO is James Holmes. Also reported at ABC News. More from WNCT, 24 year old James Holmes in custody.
AURORA, Colo. – Then man in custody for a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater has been identified as 24-year-old James Holmes.
Police say atleast 12 people are dead and 50 injured following the shooting in Aurora.
UPDATE III: The Death toll is being revised down to 12 victims.
A 24-year-old man in is custody and an apartment building in north Aurora connected to the suspect was being evacuated and searched for possible explosives, according to Police Chief Dan Oates.
Several federal sources identified the suspect as James Holmes, NBC reported.
Ten people died at the scene and four others died at hospitals.