Jury to start deliberating fate of James Holmes

James Holmes
FILE - In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Attorneys for Holmes, who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the theater shooting, continue their case Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

Centennial, Colorado – Closing arguments are over and the Colorado movie theater shooting trial will now go the jury.

The trial has gone on for 11 weeks – with more than 250 witnesses testifying.

At issue is whether James Holmes was sane when he opened fire in a movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and wounding dozens of others.

Holmes’ attorneys admitted their client was the shooter, but they argue that he was mentally ill and not capable of knowing right from wrong.

Prosecutors say Holmes was legally sane.

Jurors will receive their instructions from the judge Wednesday morning, and then begins deliberations.

If convicted, Holmes could be sentenced to death.


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