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.
Both sides spent millions of dollars. Just look at what they paid the Drs. In this case. Even though they could of taken the plea I think the community really needed to know what happened in that movie theater. I myself just wished the outcome of the trial would of been different. It may make people upset,but I do hope after this is over the next time I hear the name of this defendant is that someone in prison got ahold of him. Just my opinion.
by Dkf8/24/2015 6:57:42 PM
Now would be a good time for the DT to show some heart. I know they didn't want to before the jury.
by Suzanne8/24/2015 6:57:44 PM
Whoever edited my comment.....you misquoted me COMPLETELY. Those are not my words and I don't consider the dp a "vestage of an archaic era". THANKS FOR THE MISQUOTE!!!!!
by Ibby8/24/2015 6:58:04 PM
@Suzanne- How would you recommend they do that? Weep along with victims? They had a job to do. They did that job despite the overwhelming unpopularity of it. Now they are being professional and taking the punches.
by CPK8/24/2015 6:59:11 PM
See, this is why Phil should never leave us alone.
by Tammy Garrison8/24/2015 6:59:40 PM
And even if they did show emotions, you people would jump all over them for "faking it" or something.
by CPK8/24/2015 7:00:01 PM
I am for the death penalty...COMPLETELY. The nation needs to rally around VICTIMS!!!
by Ibby8/24/2015 7:01:33 PM
Well, I'm not for the death penalty, but I think he should have gotten it.
by Tammy Garrison8/24/2015 7:02:53 PM
The defense team did their job and they to have to live with this for the rest of their life. As anyone would do their job to the best of your ability and that is what they did.
by Dkf8/24/2015 7:03:07 PM
so you are for the death penalty.
by CPK8/24/2015 7:03:19 PM
@Dkf- They have to live with the fact that they sought out to prevent an execution and did exactly that.
by CPK8/24/2015 7:04:01 PM
Not generally speaking, just in this case.
by Tammy Garrison8/24/2015 7:04:15 PM
I agree with Suzanne! The DT are heartless.
by Steve8/24/2015 7:04:41 PM
Like I don't eat meat. Just beef.
by CPK8/24/2015 7:04:54 PM
I hope all of you who think the DT are evil never get accused of anything. Everyone hates lawyers until they need one.
by CPK8/24/2015 7:05:16 PM
I don't know that anyone is editing comments...used to be if they were edited they would say Edited by Phil Tensor or whoever did the edit? Also the comments are coming up immediately and they weren't manned during lunch breaks, so no comments went up for very long periods of time while the trial was going on.
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 7:05:27 PM
Nice analogy, but doesn't fit.
by Tammy Garrison8/24/2015 7:06:30 PM
I usually follow the laws of CO so I've never really had to worry about getting accused of doing something I haven't done. The thing I was accused of doing, I actually did and pled guilty to it. :shrugs: If the defense attorney sits by and watches as his investigator assaults a victim's family member, I don't have a bit of pity for them. Comparing a metal shearing bullet to an underflated football...I mean these attorneys made their beds...
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 7:08:39 PM
If this happened, in a building full of deputies and cops, why wasn't anyone informed, including the judge, until now?
by CPK8/24/2015 7:09:19 PM
Who asked you to pity them?
by CPK8/24/2015 7:09:28 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong; however, I believe these individuals ARE allowed to direct statements to the defendant.
by Nadine8/24/2015 7:10:13 PM
Those kind of actions are why people think they are evil.
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 7:10:15 PM
It amazes me....AMAZES me that anyone wouldn't support the death penalty. The obvious naivete of some in this country is astounding and they are so detached from humanism...it's not funny.
by Ibby8/24/2015 7:10:25 PM
Nadine- they are not. They are only to address the judge as the sentencer.
by CPK8/24/2015 7:10:35 PM
No, judge in his opening statements stated that they cannot.
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 7:10:41 PM
I understand that they have to do their job, but to show emotion and almost hugging their client when his parents spoke, and to compare anything in this trial to an underinflated football is beyond the pale.
by Nadine8/24/2015 7:11:36 PM
Nadine- did you hear the under inflated football comment?
by CPK8/24/2015 7:12:02 PM
Just like it AMAZES others that some don't feel it was warranted in this case. I say to-may-to, you say to-mah-to. It's all relative to your own personal beliefs. How human was it to go in and shoot a child 4 times?
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 7:12:12 PM
I don't know Tammy - I used to be against the death penalty, but WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS. I now believe that if someone is, in fact, anti-death penalty, then it is hypocritical to say, for instance, "but in this case................" I've done a lot of soul searching about this one as I have reached my Senior years.
by luce8/24/2015 7:12:45 PM
The under-inflated comment happened when the prosecution entered the pictures showing the trajectory of bullets in the walls and seats.
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 7:13:35 PM
@Ibby this is America and we can believe whatever we want. I believe in the Death Penalty and this man for what he did should of been put to Death.
by Dkf8/24/2015 7:13:43 PM
lbby, I have 2 reasons for not supporting it. First, there are too many people on death row who are innocent, many who have been proven by DNA to be so. The advances in DNA are taking care of that argument. Secondly, its about winning cases, not about getting to the truth. For example, we know that there are things in this case that if included and the jury had heard them, there probably would have been a different verdict.
by Tammy Garrison8/24/2015 7:13:58 PM
So the under inflated comment was aired on the live stream?
by CPK8/24/2015 7:14:13 PM
It happened under cross examination when the pictures were entered.
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 7:15:16 PM
So it is in the transcript?
by CPK8/24/2015 7:16:01 PM
No, the guy was just making it up.
by Marsha Laurienti8/24/2015 7:16:31 PM
luce, I support it in this case for four reasons. 1. We know for sure he is the perpetrator. Secondly, the massive number of people injured/killed. Third, because he did what he did to the extent that he did to get the exact sentence that he got. Finally, it was the overwhelming wish of so many of the family member/victims of the crime.
by Tammy Garrison8/24/2015 7:16:51 PM
I sincerely hope that he meets his match in prison. I hope someone shoves a broom stick right up his back side and out of his mouth.
by CO MAMA8/24/2015 7:17:03 PM
Quite a visual, CO MAMA, but lets just say, being forced to face his social anxiety against his wishes would be a just punishment.
by Tammy Garrison8/24/2015 7:19:05 PM
Sorry for the unpleasant visual, just how I feel
by CO MAMA8/24/2015 7:19:58 PM
@Tammy- recent press has stated that 50% of the families didn't want the death penalty.
by CPK8/24/2015 7:20:00 PM
Really? Well, that's....recent.
by Tammy Garrison8/24/2015 7:21:07 PM
I, personally, support the death penalty. What I do not support are endless appeals that go on for years and years. I think the appeals process should be limited and should have a time limit that begins as soon as the defendant is sentenced. There are prisoners who have been on death row for years and years and there may be some whose death sentence will never be carried out.
by Joye Willett8/24/2015 7:23:12 PM
'Too many on death row' is another misguided fallacy that people apply to all cases involving d.p. It's a sham. It's actually cover for abolishing it completely and is yet another trend like the argument for euthanasia/physician assisted suicide was in the 80's.
by Ibby8/24/2015 7:23:16 PM
@Joye- what about the cases that have been overturned on appeals?