NOTE: THE "SCHEDULED" START TIME OF THIS CHAT IS SIMPLY A PLACEHOLDER. THERE IS NO INDICATION OF WHEN THE JURY WILL REACH A VERDICT, UNTIL THE COURT ANNOUNCES IT IS DONE. Jurors in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial will alert the court after they reach a verdict in each of the 165 counts in the trial of the People v. James Holmes. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a mass shooting inside an Aurora movie theater on July 20, 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Additional resources:LIVE VIDEO & BLOG: http://bit.ly/theatertrialTIMELINE of the case: http://bit.ly/theatertimelineJURY PROFILE: http://bit.ly/theaterjury CONTINUING COVERAGE: http://bit.ly/theatercoverage
TL;DR: We the jury find the defendant James Eagan Holmes guilty of attempt to commit murder in the first degree extreme indifference. Part B is left unanswered and the answer to part C is yes.
by Brent M7/16/2015 11:02:44 PM
I think Charles is just being a devils advocate!!!!
by Tired7/16/2015 11:02:45 PM
Counts involving Golditch, Hankins and Hicks have been guilty on attempted 2nd degree murder. Those survivors were seated in Theater No. 8 and wounded by bullets or shrapnel that passed through the wall
by Denver77/16/2015 11:02:48 PM
by Denver77/16/2015 11:06:30 PM
George Brauchler is probably the best DA I have seen.
by Kimmy Salvinski García7/16/2015 11:08:14 PM
Not making a death penalty opinion of my own here. BUT-I do think that the swift response from this jury may indicate that they will find death penalty is appropriate. They found him guilty on extreme indifference...he took 12 lives and changed countless lives...way more than just the 70 injured. This is one of those very rare cases...I think they may decide he killed and hurt too many to be "spared"...He didn't even use insanity as a plea until death penalty was sought. He initially just pleaded GUILTY, NO INSANITY mentioned...but PT rejected that, because of magnitude of suffering and majority of familie's wishes...
by fascinated 7/16/2015 11:08:15 PM
Thank you for changing the pinned image
by imnotreallyhere7/16/2015 11:08:15 PM
An Attorney was on the deliberating Jury, I'm sure the jury understood everything.
by Abrandt7/16/2015 11:08:17 PM
@George--I thought Gur came across as a very poor witness even with the "academic" qualifier--she often seemed willing to confabulate her answers...that's a huge no-no, would like to have the NIH review her research grant applications at this point. Think she fudges? I do.
by flip7/16/2015 11:08:18 PM
How many more of these do they have to read? They're already on 135...
by Brent M7/16/2015 11:08:19 PM
I doubt they will put JH into the general population if he gets LWOP, or at least not for many years. THey usually don't with high profile people, according to my brother the Fed Corrections Officer.
by DocJ7/16/2015 11:08:20 PM
I think that it took Juror 737 most of the 12 hours of the deliberating to fill out all 165 forms.... maybe that's what took so long
by Victoria7/16/2015 11:08:20 PM
Having sat on a jury in a criminal case as well as a grand jury, I am in awe of how effectively our system works. 12 strangers in each case worked together effectively, respectfully and seriously considered each and every charge... we took our responsibility seriously, debated and came to conclusions. We definitely understood reasonable doubt. I wouldn't second guess this jury - I respect them for a decision that is hard to make. Guilty weighs on you but you are bound with the instructions, the charges and the evidence to make a determination.
by Edy7/16/2015 11:08:21 PM
@charles lizotte--your assertions make it sound suspiciously like you tuned into this trial only today, for the first time.
by flip7/16/2015 11:08:22 PM
OK, I listened/watched on the 7 App all the way home but it froze on me just as I hit town, but I'm back now.
by Tammy Garrison7/16/2015 11:08:26 PM
@Tired that is a good one!
by Just Thinkin7/16/2015 11:08:27 PM
@ Tired, How did that work out for him?
by NT87/16/2015 11:08:29 PM
@LoriJ THank you. I hope they don't poll- we will be here until midnight!
by DocJ7/16/2015 11:08:29 PM
King really just looked at his watch....
by Ali7/16/2015 11:08:30 PM
I think JH can be delusional and still retain the ability to plan an attack.
by Vivre sa Vie X7/16/2015 11:08:31 PM
@Tired--The devil and his advocates are all standing up in court right now.
by flip7/16/2015 11:08:32 PM
ok im sorry i didnt say hes guilty before hearing all the evidence and testimony like the rest of you and im sorry he wouldnt just walk out of jail who ever said that is an idiot and thats why the defence was worried about it because of idiots like that
by charles lizotte7/16/2015 11:08:33 PM
Remember his own writing : "RESEARCH GUN LAWS IN CO & MENTAL ILLNESS." I worked in mental health for 20+yrs. I think he has fooled/manipulated many, many people. A Dr. who looked at his symptoms and declared him not at all mentally ill would look very bad. But his manipulation tactics are equal to his high IQ and planning. 'ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN PSYCHIATRISTS.
by fascinated 7/16/2015 11:08:35 PM
Just wanted to add my congratulations to Jward on the birth of her baby today. I had a baby on this date in 1975. Today she is 40 years old and went on a cruise to celebrate. Good luck to you and you new little bundle!
by Sherrie H.7/16/2015 11:08:36 PM
Sure It's been somewhere, but what exactly is part B and part C?
by PCmamanim7/16/2015 11:08:37 PM
BEST-DAY-EVER for the families. I am so happy for them !!
by nic7/16/2015 11:10:19 PM
@charles lizotte...I have no doubt he was legally sane...even if he was mentally ill...you may want to look up the Civil War...that's over too.
by PA Watcher7/16/2015 11:10:20 PM
No, Charles, I do not think it was possible he was insane. Manipulative? Yes The evidence and testimony you referred to were the proving factors to the jury. They were intelligent and thoughtful and, with an attorney in their midst, without a doubt understand reasonable doubt. You are wrong on this one.
by imnotreallyhere7/16/2015 11:10:21 PM
PC, I think part B is the NGBRI part and part c is if he used a deadly weapon.
by Tammy Garrison7/16/2015 11:10:25 PM
by Sylvia7/16/2015 11:10:26 PM
B-insanity, C-with weapon
by jennifer7/16/2015 11:12:31 PM
Part B is insanity, Part C is use of deadly weapon or something like that.
by EZ7/16/2015 11:15:28 PM
by LoriJ7/16/2015 11:15:32 PM
I fully support the verdict, but can't help feeling bad for Dan King at the moment -- he did the best job he could with what he had...
by Poppy7/16/2015 11:15:33 PM
OK, next I need the 3 phases of sentencing explained to me.
by Tammy Garrison7/16/2015 11:15:35 PM
maybe King will learn from this
by Happy7/16/2015 11:15:35 PM
How many counts are there?
by Thank you Jury7/16/2015 11:15:36 PM
I think tonight I will sharpen my Taxidermy needles.......
by NT87/16/2015 11:15:37 PM
you ever think he was searching on mental illness to diagnose himself and they never said he researched gun laws and mental illness at the same time same day or even same month reasonable doubt can be based of any one thing especially things that contradict themselves
by charles lizotte7/16/2015 11:15:38 PM
by EZ7/16/2015 11:15:39 PM
I don't live in Colorado anymore, so I don't have a vote there, but if y'all don't elect Mr. Brauchler as Governor I'm gonna be pissed.....he is one your state treasures.
by flip7/16/2015 11:15:40 PM
Just let us have our own opinions without trying to convince us to agree. Seriously people! I think this jury did a great job!
by Suzanne7/16/2015 11:15:41 PM
Did I miss the weapons charges?
by Tammy Garrison7/16/2015 11:15:42 PM
yea im not crying over it. Im just stating the conclusion i came to after watching the whole trial