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.
She's so right!!! Good for her for questioning the process.
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 4:06:07 PM
Unfortunately victim impact statements are largely given before a judge to influence the sentence. But in this case all the judge can do is decide where the gunman goes to serve his permanent life sentence.
by Cindy L8/24/2015 4:06:10 PM
She just gave him a death look! I think the podium is situated the way it is so that everyone remembers that the judge is the one who needs to be addressed and to maybe help in keeping the emotional timbre under control.
by Suzi Lewis8/24/2015 4:06:14 PM
@dfk- the mental health hospital in pueblo is NOT an option for placement for Holmes
by CPK8/24/2015 4:06:19 PM
Needs to be put in general population in prison
by tjq6128/24/2015 4:06:48 PM
@Cindy- the judge doesn't decide where Holmes is placed. DOC makes that choice.
by CPK8/24/2015 4:06:49 PM
@CPK oh yes it is read the articles
by Dkf8/24/2015 4:07:43 PM
He will go through evaluations for several weeks before being placed
by cheese and rice8/24/2015 4:07:53 PM
@dfk- that's a medical facility, not a DOC facility. I promise you.
by CPK8/24/2015 4:08:22 PM
@CPK there is a prison down there that houses mentally ill prisoners
by Dkf8/24/2015 4:09:00 PM
He will first be evaluated at the Denver Diagnostic and Reception Center and based on various tests and interviews, DOC will place him. Probably Limon or Sterling or CSP
by CPK8/24/2015 4:09:17 PM
@Dfk what is the name of that facility?
by CPK8/24/2015 4:09:28 PM
Read the articles about where he will be placed
by Dkf8/24/2015 4:09:41 PM
Who is she looking at?
by Suzanne8/24/2015 4:09:45 PM
this is awkward
by JG8/24/2015 4:09:47 PM
@dfk post a link
by CPK8/24/2015 4:10:01 PM
@CPK: thanks for correcting me... you're right. DOC does decide where he goes.
by Cindy L8/24/2015 4:10:02 PM
I had to step away for a minute. Who is this lady speaking now?
by Nadine8/24/2015 4:10:02 PM
San Carlos had to go back and look it up
by Dkf8/24/2015 4:11:30 PM
This is the mother of the lovely girl that took the stand during the trial with the halo of flowers who spoke about God being with her in the moments after she was shot. How she felt so much calm around her. The bullets tore apart her leg.
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 4:11:49 PM
You can go back on 7 news and look at the article
by Dkf8/24/2015 4:12:13 PM
Bonnie Kate's mother shows she was and still tries to be a vivaciously positive person despite this tragedy.
by Cindy L8/24/2015 4:14:04 PM
The facility is at the Centennial Correctional facility in Canon City. It is a "residential treatment center for mentally ill prisoners". Of course, this is where the prisoner escaped from who killed the warden at his home and also the pizza delivery person.