James Holmes will learn his punishment for 141 other crimes tied to this case in a hearing that begins Monday; these crimes include the charges for explosives planted in his apartment.Victims, families and the gunman will have another chance to address the court, similar to the other sentencing phase. The key difference is that there will be no jury in this hearing and the sentencing decisions will all be made by the judge.
Seems that some people just can't resist trying to stir things up!
by Jbs8/24/2015 9:26:20 PM
In stead of trying to stir things up, think about the hurt and pain these people are going through!!!!
by Jbs8/24/2015 9:28:50 PM
Starting with Caleb Medley's video
by Phil Tenser8/24/2015 9:30:52 PM
im crying with the families, but I agree there is no need to mock the lawyers. They were not the jury.
by suzy8/24/2015 9:31:29 PM
The jury needs to be respected as well, especially the 3 who went against the majority- never an easy thing.
by Franklin8/24/2015 9:35:56 PM
by Kristle8/24/2015 9:36:00 PM
by Kels8/24/2015 9:39:57 PM
@Phil - do you know what time court will be ending during this phase? Is it the standard 5:00 PM?
by Sarah8/24/2015 9:40:02 PM
Can someone explain why there is a sentencing hearing and why witnesses? The jury already decided on life in prison. Thanks
by Deb8/24/2015 9:40:05 PM
Michelle Thuis speaking next
by Phil Tenser8/24/2015 9:40:51 PM
Yes...she just took back his numbers!
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 9:41:07 PM
JH is wearing flip flops over his white socks....
by Kristle8/24/2015 9:41:07 PM
I loved that She took the pints back from JH!
by Ab19628/24/2015 9:41:09 PM
Again, aside from the death penalty, what else is the judge going to impose? How much more can he impose than 3000 years in prison?
by Nadine8/24/2015 9:41:29 PM
"Can someone explain why there is a sentencing hearing and why witnesses?"
The jury decided on the 24 capital murder charges. The judge must decide on the sentences for the other 141 charges of attempted murder.
by Franklin8/24/2015 9:41:46 PM
This has to do with the attempted murder charges of the 70 shoot,but not killed.
by Jbs8/24/2015 9:42:12 PM
I think the judge can override the jury. There have been cases where judges have done more than the jury. Ex: Jury gives 5 yrs. Judge may not think it's enough and give 10. It HAS happened. I can't remember where.
by Ibby 8/24/2015 9:43:44 PM
"Game over" couldn't have been better said!
by Suzi Lewis8/24/2015 9:45:24 PM
I think these charges are above and beyond the like without p
by Jbs8/24/2015 9:46:00 PM
Is this girl a poetry student somewhere? I get it but geeeeez!
by PA Watcher8/24/2015 9:46:18 PM
Now this is where I don't think our system works that well. Why in the world should it take three years for the defense to be "ready" for trial? Also, why don't the jurors get the "whole" picture. Like I said before, these witnesses should have been able to speak during the trial, not after.
by Nadine8/24/2015 9:46:36 PM
The murder charges
by Jbs8/24/2015 9:46:46 PM
"We have the most points. Game over." Awesome!!!
by Kristle8/24/2015 9:46:48 PM
Who is this girl?
by Nadine8/24/2015 9:47:05 PM
Fascinating victim impact testimony from one of the shooter's neighbors.
by Franklin8/24/2015 9:48:27 PM
If a victim wants to SING a rap song to express their pain....then let them do it. This is THEIR time now. THEIR statement in however they want to express it.
by Kristle8/24/2015 9:49:08 PM
She lived in the apartment building where he set the bombs. I'm glad she has the courage to get up and speak her voice.
by Suzi Lewis8/24/2015 9:51:33 PM
by Suzi Lewis8/24/2015 9:53:26 PM
"Where does one begin in advocating for a deceased 6-y-o child?" Robert Sullivan speaking now
by Phil Tenser8/24/2015 9:53:43 PM
by Tami8/24/2015 9:53:47 PM
HA!! Loved the ending!!
by FMM8/24/2015 9:55:26 PM
Could the judge override the verdict and impose the death penalty?
by Deb8/24/2015 9:58:05 PM
I think it depends on the state deb
by Ibby 8/24/2015 9:58:38 PM
by Deb8/24/2015 9:59:10 PM
To view what Holmes looks like today... see the smirk while yawning... just google it.
by Cindy L8/24/2015 10:00:55 PM
Deb. US Supreme Court ruled only a jury can impose a death verdict. 2002 ruling? Forgot the year.
by kindlezee8/24/2015 10:01:14 PM
Thanks kindlezee. That is to bad in this case.
by Deb8/24/2015 10:02:45 PM
Google "judge overriding verdicts". Pick 1st one www.egi.org
by Ibby 8/24/2015 10:03:52 PM
"US Supreme Court ruled only a jury can impose a death verdict."
Ring v. Arizona (2002)
by Franklin8/24/2015 10:04:12 PM
"judges overriding verdicts"
by Ibby 8/24/2015 10:04:16 PM
Let's change the law about getting mentally ill people committed. If you will call ones mother, call the police, too.