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    CO - James Holmes Trial - *Penalty Phase*

    Will mental illness save Holmes' life?
    Tue July 21, 2015

    Centennial, Colorado (CNN)James Holmes' insanity defense may have failed when he was found guilty of first-degree murder in the Aurora movie theater massacre, but his attorneys will likely raise his mental illness again when they try to persuade jurors to spare his life.

    The month long penalty phase of Holmes' trial is set to begin on Wednesday, and his mental illness should play an even more prominent role than it did when the jury was asked to decide whether his shooting rampage was an act of murder or madness.

    A failed neuroscience graduate student, Holmes became one of the nation's worst mass shooters three years ago this week when he opened fire at a midnight show in a crowded theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. He killed 12 people and wounded 70 others.

    A memorial with 12 crosses, one for each victim, stood outside the Century 16 multiplex on Monday, and the victims were remembered during an evening memorial service.

    It is the second time this year an anniversary of a horrific crime has been observed between the guilt and penalty phases of a major capital case. In April, the Boston Marathon was held between the guilt and penalty phases for the convicted bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The jury condemned Tsarnaev to death for his crimes.

    Holmes' jury -- nine women and three men -- was swift in rejecting his insanity defense, finding last week that although he is a diagnosed schizophrenic, he knew what he was doing that night, and that it was wrong.

    Mental illness was not enough to spare him from responsibility for his crime. But will it save his life?

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    why we are here
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    CO - James Holmes Trial - *Penalty Phase*



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    Good Morning WS Friends!

    Penalty phase.....YES! See you here
    ​Blessed are they with nothing to say and the wisdom not to say it.

    Teghan Alyssa Skiba - never forget.

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    Morning everyone! My local news actually (2nd time) mentioned the trial--they even highlighted the shooter in court!

    John Ingold ‏@johningold · 4m4 minutes ago
    In sentencing phase of Aurora #theatershooting trial, beginning today, the defense will seek to humanize the gunman. http://www.denverpost.com/theater-sh...umanize-gunman

    7NEWS Denver Channel ‏@DenverChannel · 7m7 minutes ago
    The sentencing phase of the #Aurora movie #theatershooting trial begins today. http://bit.ly/1CPTzGw

    The Gold Patrol® ‏@thegoldpatrol · 11m11 minutes ago
    #theatershooting penalty phase begins today at 10:40 EST Watch live at http://www.thegoldpatrol.com

    7NEWS Denver Channel ‏@DenverChannel · 1h1 hour ago
    The sentencing phase begins today in the #theatershooting case. It's a complicated process: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/movie-theater

    Scott Cohn ‏@ScottCohnTV · 1h1 hour ago
    Should Aurora theater killer James Holmes get the death penalty? Sentencing phase of #theatershooting trial starts today. Reports on @msnbc.
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    Court resumes at about 8:40 a.m. MDT.
    Today, the jury returns to the courtroom for phase one of the sentencing hearing, during which they will hear arguments from the prosecution and defense. The jury must then deliberate and come to a unanimous decision to move forward. If they do not, the gunman will be automatically be sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole. anica.padilla 7NEWS
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    Jen's Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ · 4m4 minutes ago
    The penalty phase begins today for #theatershooting trial...watch here! http://thetrialdiaries.com/trial-livestream
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    NY Justice Seeker ‏@NYJusticeSeeker · 2m2 minutes ago

    NY Justice Seeker retweeted The Gold Patrol®
    #theatershooting Amazed anyone wants to speak about sparing his life.

    7NEWS Denver Channel ‏@DenverChannel · 2m2 minutes ago
    FOLLOW LIVE: Sentencing phase begins for convicted #theatershooting murderer: http://bit.ly/1M8pCTX
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    The Gold Patrol® ‏@thegoldpatrol · 7m7 minutes ago
    #theatershooting potential witnesses for JH includes his parents, childhood neighbors and a college roommate
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    Anica Padilla ‏@AnicaPadilla · 38s38 seconds ago
    LIVE NOW: Sentencing phase begins for convicted #theatershooting murderer - http://bit.ly/7NEWStheatertrial
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    GB present!!!! and King sitting in back row on defense side!!!!
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    Cathy ‏@courtchatter · 48s48 seconds ago
    LIVE NOW: #TheaterShooting trial death penalty phase starts NOW http://www.courtchatter.com/#!james-...-stream-1/cmus

    Scott Cohn ‏@ScottCohnTV · 1m1 minute ago
    Watch Live: Aurora Movie #theatershooting Trial Penalty Phase http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/live-video
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    The Gold Patrol® ‏@thegoldpatrol · 1m1 minute ago
    #theatershooting

    Judge staff emailed final instructions for phase 1 and into for phase 2. Defense has some objections.

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    The Gold Patrol® ‏@thegoldpatrol · 46s46 seconds ago
    #theatershooting

    Defense says they maintain previous arguments about some wording. Also about intro. instructions to phase 1.

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    Marshall Zelinger ‏@7Marshall · 34s34 seconds ago
    The sentencing phase of #TheaterShooting trial has just begun. Watch LIVE for opening statements: http://bit.ly/theatertrial #7NEWS

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    (MOO--Ms Nelson sit down !!!!!! we heard you yesterday and the day before! )
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    The Gold Patrol® ‏@thegoldpatrol · 1m1 minute ago
    #theatershooting

    “If jury isn’t convinced unanimously it must return life in prison or notify court unable to reach unanimous verdict.”

    The Gold Patrol® ‏@thegoldpatrol · 1m1 minute ago
    #theatershooting

    Defense says that either way, they should be able to indicate a non-unanimous verdict on form instead of notifying court
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    The Denver Post ‏@denverpost · 52s52 seconds ago
    WATCH LIVE: Sentencing phase of the Aurora #theatershooting trial begins: http://dpo.st/1QBrF4G via @DPTV
    jmo

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