This POS is finally going to get what he deserves.
James Holmes – the college dropout who walked into a midnight screening of The Dark Knight and opened fire on 400 theatergoers in 2012, killing 12 and wounding 70 – has been found guilty of all 12 counts of first-degree murder, a Colorado jury said on Thursday night.
The 27-year-old, who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, with defense attorneys arguing he was mentally ill and not aware of his actions at the time of massacre, now faces execution or life in prison.
The jury panel – made up of nine women and three men – handed down their decision in Arapahoe County District Court at 6.15pm tonight after deliberating for about 12.5 hours.
They are yet to hand down decisions relating to the alleged attempted murder of the 70 victims who were wounded in the rampage.
Dressed in a blue shirt and khaki pants, Holmes stood motionless with his hands in his pockets as the verdict on all 165 of his charges were read aloud.
Prosecutors – who called more than 200 witnesses to the stand – painted the picture of a calculated, cold-blooded murderer who hoped to gun down as many people as possible on the night of July 19, 2012, at the Century 16 cinema complex in Aurora.
Holmes purchased his ticket to the Batman movie 12 days before the midnight screening.
Read more: Daily Mail