Aurora Theater Shooting: James Holmes Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

James Holmes, the man who opened fire in a crowded movie theater during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Holmes, 27, was convicted last month of 24 counts of first-degree murder. In total, Holmes was found guilty on 166 counts, including attempted murder and weapons charges.

Aurora Theater Shooting: Mother Says Youngest Shooting Victim Was 'Always Trying to Make People Happy'

Veronica Moser-Sullivan was full of life. The 6-year-old had a sunny disposition and was excited about becoming a big sister.

But her life was tragically cut short when James Holmes opened fire in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater in 2012, killing 12 people and injuring 70 more. Moser-Sullivan was the gunman’s youngest victim.

Her mother, Ashley Moser, was pregnant at the time of the attack. She was paralyzed by a bullet and lost her unborn baby.

Aurora Theater Shooting: Jury Moves Toward Death Penalty in James Holmes' Sentencing

Jurors have unanimously voted to move forward in the sentencing of James Holmes, finding that the mitigating factors in his actions do not outweigh the seriousness of the crime.

Aurora Theater Shooting: James Holmes' Mother Says She Was Shocked Her Son Knew How to Use a Gun

The mother of the convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes spoke out for the first time in three years when she took the stand at her son’s sentencing hearing Wednesday.

Arlene Holmes echoed her husband’s testimony, telling the jury she was unaware of any mental illness her son had before the 2012 massacre that killed 12 and left 70 injured.

Aurora Theater Shooting: James Holmes' Father Calls His Son 'an Excellent Kid'

The father of convicted Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes spoke out for the first time in three years when he took the stand at his son’s sentencing hearing on Tuesday.

Robert Holmes, a retired financial fraud analyst, testified that he and his wife had no idea that their son was mentally ill before the 2012 massacre that killed 12 and injured 70 others.

Aurora Theater Massacre: James Holmes' Sister Describes How He Changed After the Shooting

The sister of convicted murderer James Holmes took the stand in a Centennial, Colorado, court on Monday, her voice cracking as she answered questions.

Chris Holmes, 22, was the first family member of the Aurora theater shooter to testify on his behalf, hoping to spare his life by convincing the jury that he was mentally ill when he opened fire in the crowded cinema in 2012.

Aurora Theater Shooting: Jury Refuses to Rule Out the Death Penalty for James Holmes

A jury has found James Holmes eligible for the death penalty.

It’s the first step towards possibly execution for Holmes, who opened fire in a crowded movie theater during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. He was convicted of multiple counts of murder and attempted murder last week.

Aurora Theater Shooting: James Holmes Found Guilty on All Counts of First-Degree Murder

James Holmes, the man who opened fire in a crowded movie theater during The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012, has been found guilty of first-degree murder on all 24 counts. In total, Holmes is guilty on 166 counts, including attempted murder and weapons charges.

Twelve people died and another 58 were injured in the shooting. Holmes, 27, now faces either the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

He had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

D.A. in Closing Arguments: James Holmes 'Was Sane Beyond a Reasonable Doubt and He Needs to Be Held Accountable'

In his closing arguments Tuesday, District Attorney George Brauchler emphasized that James Holmes was “sane” when he opened fire in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, leaving 12 people dead and injuring 70 more in July of 2012.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty to 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder by reason of insanity in the shootings. He’s also charged with possession of explosives.

James Holmes Murder Trial: Schizophrenia Expert Testifies That Aurora Theater Shooter's Illness Led to Rampage

For months, defense attorneys for James Holmes have maintained that he was mentally ill when he opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, leaving 12 people dead and injuring 70 more.

For the past three days, an expert on schizophrenia has testified that the shooting could be directly traced to Holmes’ mental illness. “I find no non-psychotic reasons for [the shooting],” Dr. Raquel Gur testified on Tuesday.

Pages