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  • Colorado movie gunman James Holmes sentenced to 12 lifetimes in prison

    August 26, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Condemning the movie massacre gunman to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a Batman film, a Colorado judge on Wednesday said evil and mental illness were not mutually exclusive.

    "It is the court's intention that the...

  • Colorado movie gunman Holmes to be formally sentenced to life

    August 24, 2015 | 1:23 pm

    Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes will be sentenced to life with no chance of parole at a three-day hearing that begins on Monday following his conviction last month for murdering 12 people and wounding 70 in his rampage.

    While the murder convictions carry mandatory...

  • Jury keeps death penalty as possibility for Colorado movie gunman Holmes

    August 3, 2015 | 11:48 am

    James Holmes, the gunman in the Colorado movie massacre, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors in the case counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness.

    After deliberating for less than half a day, the panel of nine women and three men said they had concluded unanimously that the aggravating factors outweighed the mitigating ones. If just one juror had found that they did not, the 27-year-old Holmes would have received a life sentence with no chance of parole.

  • Jury finds Colorado movie massacre gunman guilty of murder

    July 16, 2015 | 3:25 pm

    Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes was found guilty on Thursday of multiple counts of murder in the first degree, a verdict that enables prosecutors to seek the death penalty for the former graduate student who killed a dozen people and wounded 70 at a midnight premiere of...

  • Colorado judge accepts insanity plea from accused theater gunman

    June 4, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who could face execution if convicted of killing 12 moviegoers last summer, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday, and a judge accepted his plea.

    Holmes, 25, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree...

  • Jason Alexander’s anti-gun tweet makes waves

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 24, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Following the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo. that killed 12 people, wounding 58 others, Jason Alexander shared his anti-gun stance on Twitter.

    I’d like to preface this long tweet by saying that my passion comes from my deepest sympathy and shared sorrow with yesterday’s victims...

  • Former Jewish camp staffer worked closely with James Holmes

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 22, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    In the summer of 2008, when James Holmes was 20, he was known as a quiet counselor at Camp Max Straus in Los Angeles County, liked by his campers.

    As details have emerged about the background of the now 24-year-old suspected shooter at the midnight massacre at an Aurora, Colo....

  • “Dark Knight” shooter reportedly was camp counselor for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2008

    By Ryan Torok

    July 21, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    The suspect behind a deadly shooting in Colorado that killed 12 and injured 58 more during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” on Friday, July 20   reportedly served as a counselor at a camp run by Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Los Angeles.

    NBC 7 San Diego KNSD...

  • The Dark Night

    By Ilana Angel

    July 20, 2012 | 7:12 pm

    Last night my son went to a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.  As he sat in the theater enjoying the movie, a night of terror erupted in Colorado.  I sat up all night watching the news and praying for the victims and their families.  It is unfathomable that this has...

  • A meditation on the Bulgaria and Colorado tragedies

    July 20, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    The month of Av has come upon us in a manner true to historical form. Mishenikhnas Av, m’ma’atin b’simha… When the month of Av begins, we are told, we are instructed to diminish our joy. Sadly, a week of violence and tragedy all over the world...