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James Holmes, at left in white shirt, and his attorneys listen to the reading of verdicts Thursday afternoon.

James Holmes, at left in white shirt, and his attorneys listen to the reading of verdicts Thursday afternoon.

Centennial, CO — James E. Holmes has been found guilty of first degree murder and all other counts, a total of 166, in verdicts announced 5:15 p.m. Thursday, July 16, by the jury after 13 hours of deliberation.
The jury rejected the defense’s arguments that Holmes should be found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Holmes was found guilty of 12 counts of 1st degree murder, 12 counts of 1st degree murder with “extreme indifference,” additional counts of attempted murder, unlawful use of an explosive device, and unlawful use of weapons.
To read the 33-page list of charges against Holmes, click HERE.
To read Judge Carlos Samour’s instructions to the jury, click jury instructions 7-14-15.
Holmes on July 20, 2012, had entered the Century 16 Theater in Aurora for a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” He left the theater through a back entrance and re-entered with the arms to kill 12 people and injure 70. Holmes was arrested at the theater.
To view a timeline of Holmes’ activities in Colorado, as compiled by Colorado Public Radio, click HERE.
The prosecution is seeking the death penalty. Otherwise, Holmes would get a sentence of life without possibility of parole, which is what the defense hopes for.
The jury is to return Wednesday morning, July 22, for the first phase of sentencing.
Prosecution and defense attorneys will meet Monday with Judge Samour. to discuss procedures and jury instructions.
Judge Samour today told the jury and alternates to not discuss the case with the media, family, friends or each other before the sentencing phase begins.
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A courtroom sketch of James Holmes as he has appeared recently.

A courtroom sketch of James Holmes as he has appeared recently.

James Holmes with public defender Tamara Brady at his first court hearing in July 2012. (Hill 'n Holler staff photo from pool video by KUSA TV)

James Holmes with public defender Tamara Brady at his first court hearing in July 2012. (Hill ‘n Holler staff photo from pool video by KUSA TV)

James Holmes (official mugshot, July 2012)

James Holmes (official mugshot, July 2012)

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