CO - James Holmes Trial - *Penalty Phase* #2

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Jury reaches verdict in first phase of James Holmes sentencing trial
July 23, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Jury in the James Holmes Colorado theater shooting trial reached a verdict in the first phase of sentencing on Thursday. Jurors unanimously decided the death penalty can be considered for Holmes and will move on to the next phase of sentencing.

They said capital punishment is justified because Holmes murdered a large number of victims; caused a grave risk of death to others; committed murder in a heinous, cruel or depraved manner; and laid in wait or ambush.

One factor jurors said prosecutors did not prove was that Holmes intentionally killed a child, but the other "aggravating factors" ensure that jurors will continue to consider whether he should die for his crimes.

James Holmes trial: Death penalty still on the table
By Sara Weisfeldt, Ana Cabrera and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
Thu July 23, 2015

Jurors unanimously found that prosecutors proved aggravating factors beyond a reasonable doubt, meaning Holmes remains eligible for the death penalty.

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why we are here :rose:
and the 70 injured and those that love them :rose:

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Thank you Coldpizza. I will make sure I stay on topic today.


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KDVR FOX31 Denver ‏@KDVR · 14m14 minutes ago
Our legal analyst Chris Decker says counsels may ask #theatershooting judge to tell jury, don't let #LafayetteShooting influence sentencing.

Wout Vergauwen ‏@wout0032 · 27m27 minutes ago
Almost 3 years after Aurora, CO, the US gets shaken up by another #theatershooting in Lafayette, LA - http://reut.rs/1ImtMpJ




MOO--I do wonder if the shooter is proud that he is brought up over this recent shooting/murder??? Wonder if this is his claim to fame? (in his own mind) :thinking:
 

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Good Morning Friends!
(Is this an off topic post?) thanks.
 

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Good Morning ALL!! :loveyou:

I was trying to remember just how many witnesses Def. actually got thru yesterday..They seem to have moved thru them pretty quickly..Course their testimony was pretty narrow as they were from his childhood when he was known as little Jimmy....

Wonder what he thought of hearing that as he was right back into his "frozen Mode" again...??
 

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Morning y'all :wave:

Did the DT got all their witnesses in yesterday? What's on the cards for today?
 

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28 minutes ago

We begin today with heavy hearts, knowing all too well what our counterparts and contemporaries in Louisiana are going through. We wish for them the chance to find some kind of peace or closure soon, and we hope that the world finds some way to put an end to this unacceptable violence 7News
 

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In Seattle a man that murdered a police officer just got life in prison with no parole.
They were seeking the death penalty.
Wonder if the same thing is going to happen here? They used his handicap (he was shot in spine and paralyzed from it---defense did say he only had 10 years left....)
 

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Media again....jury problems....jury question....juror wants to talk to judge.....:scared:
 

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King says a local reporter tweeted out about that juror's Metalica t-shirt "Frankly, I'm at a loss your honor about what to do about this, if anything" King says Phil Tenser 7news

Larry Ryckman ‏@larryryckman · 1m1 minute ago  Longmont, CO
Judge and attorneys are back in the #theatershooting courtroom
 

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Metallica t-shirt? King.....sit down, be quiet, accept defeat....
 

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If the reporter took a photo of the juror's t-shirt, this is concerning. Should be looked into, IMO
 

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Metallica t-shirt? King.....sit down, be quiet, accept defeat....
The shirt apparently shows an electric chair. I saw the article on www.9news.com last night. I can't link I'm on my phone. Can someone else find it please? Ty!
 

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King asking court to question the juror. Samour says he was already aware of the t-shirt report Edson says the prosecution has no objection, they were also aware of the shirt Phil Tenser

Larry Ryckman ‏@larryryckman · 2m2 minutes ago  Longmont, CO
Discussing the Metallica T-shirt worn by an alternate juror yesterday. It showed an electric chair. #theatershooting

a few seconds ago

"When we saw the shirt yesterday, we looked into it just a little bit from online research. That particular album and that particular song from that album can certainly be interpreted as an anti-capital punishment type of song"

Judge says he didn't notice anything on his own Judge says they'll bring the juror in, but "my sense is this is someone who apparently likes Metalica" Other juror who wants to talk to the court is 378 Phil Tenser


Larry Ryckman ‏@larryryckman · 50s51 seconds ago  Longmont, CO
Here's the @Metallica image that was on the alternate juror's T-shirt. Attorneys are discussing it. #theatershooting



Edson says he didn't notice the shirt ever before, but did notice it yesterday
 

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ok so t-shirt depicts Metallica's second album, Ride the Lighting, which depicts someone being electrocuted in teh chair. One of the songs was written about someone wrongly sentenced to death. Google the image.
 
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