Theater Shooter, James Holmes, Formally Sentenced

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Theater Shooter, James Holmes who walked into the Aurora Cinemark 16, in full tactical gear, tossed a smoke bomb designed to get his targets to stand, and systematically slaughtered 12 moviegoers and wounded another 70.

Today Judge Carlos A. Samour, in a crowded courtroom ordering Holmes to stand and handed down the carefully deliberated sentence to the former Ph.D. student.

Determined by nine women, three-man jury, the sentence, short of the death penalty, was as much as any person could hope. The jury declined the death penalty, a decision that caused concern and heartache among survivors and families, opting for life sentences without parole.

Holmes was convicted on July 16 on 165 counts, 24 counts of first degree murder. He was sentenced to 12 life sentences plus 3318 years.

For each attempted murder count, Holmes received the maximum sentence of 48 years plus five years of mandatory parole for a total of 3,216 years.

He received the maximum sentence for each 32 years plus five years, second degree murder convictions totally 96 years. He received six year for possession or control of an explosive or incendiary device.

After the Judge pronounced sentencing he said, "Sheriff, get the defendant out of mu courtroom, please." To which applause spontaneously erupted.




Data Curated by


Haute Tease

  • Sony Pictures Classics Lands Sundance Sleeper Hit LAND HO!

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Park City, Utah -- Sony Pictures Classics announced this morning that it has secured worldwide rights to Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz’s bawdy road trip comedy LAND HO!, which premiered on Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival. SPC plans to release the film nationwide in 2014.

  • Amazon Studios and A24 to Premiere New Half-Hour Series, “Comrade Detective,” August 4 on Amazon Prime Video

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Romanian-filmed live action half hour action series features an all-star cast of unique voice over performances including Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the series' leading roles according to Amazon Studios who announced Comrade Detective,  

  • Amazon Acquires Grateful Dead Documentary "Long Strange Trip" from Director Amir Bar-Lev and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Amazon Studios today announced it has acquired Long Strange Trip, an unprecedented four hour documentary about the Grateful Dead from director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and executive producer Martin Scorsese (Silence).  

  • Money News: DOW Steady in Abbreviated Trading Week, European Asian Markets Split

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The US Markets continued to show strong signs of steady growth even with an abbreviated trading week, consumer confidence and investor confidence remained strong as retailers introduced the 2014 traditional shopping season with consumer friendly incentives.

  • The Walt Disney Studios Presents Upcoming Film Slate and More At D23 Expo 2015

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    BURBANK, CA – July 21, 2015 – The Walt Disney Studios offers an exclusive look at its upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at D23 EXPO 2015, taking place August 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  

  • U.S. Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Okinawa

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A United States Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter, carrying four servicemen, crashed into the mountains of Okinawa, Japan, killing one and injuring the others. The cause is still unknown.

  • Kevin Costner Lists Santa Barbara County Coastline Property; Lowers Asking for Magnificent Acreage

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A-list actor Kevin Costner, who owns a nice chunk of Santa Barbara County coastline, is jettisoning a 10-acre site where he once considered building a home. The price for this slice of paradise? $60 million.