Aurora Theater Shooter Sentenced to Life In Prison, Spared Death Penalty
Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole on early Friday evening (August 7) in Centennial, Colo.
The 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student will avoid the death penalty after the jury failed to reach the unanimous verdict required for the punishment after his deadly attack on a packed midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in 2012.
The gunman surrendered immediately following the tragedy and was deemed guilty last month but this was the last portion of the penalty phase during which jurors were deciding between the death penalty or life in prison without parole
This concludes the three-year legal process following the shooting.
Our thoughts are continually with the family and friends of the victims of this unspeakable violence.