James Holmes sentenced to AT LEAST life in prison, possibly death penalty

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    What do you think about his sentence? ...

    Twelve victims died in the attack, 58 others were wounded. The melee is among the worst mass shootings in modern-day American history. Prosecutors filed a total of 142 criminal charges against him, including 116 counts of attempted murder. The 24 murder counts reflect dual charges (premeditated and without remorse) by the prosecutors.

    In the lengthy list of charges, the Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office accuses Holmes of, "evidencing an attitude of universal malice manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life."

    During Monday's hearing, Judge William Sylvester carefully explained to Holmes that the charges carry a minimum sentence of life in prison and a maximum of death. The district attorney near Denver has not announced if she will seek the death penalty against the alleged gunman.
     
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    Sentencing without conviction? Well that's a new trick...
     
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    I was gonna say: that trial was FAST!
     
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    Ah, yes.....another o' those perks o' living in a Judeo/Christian society!!

    You folks always were big fans o' blood-sacrifices, when you could convince the least-educated (of the population)....


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    ^Are you saying you don't believe there are evil deeds done in the world today (and always)? Maybe not evil in an absolute sense of the word, but evil nonetheless.
     
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    It was not the sentence.... but the sentencing guidelines.


    A hearing....is not a trial.


    :thup:
     
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    and you really do need to provide links.
     
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    ^It's somewhere on Yahoo! News. You can Google it if you don't believe me. :p
     
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    Damn, guess I missed the trial huh
     
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    I am not looking.


    Based on what you said it was a hearing by the judge telling them what he would be facing in a trial.


    It is NOT a sentence.
    I is NOT a trial.
    He was not found guilty of anything.
    Crimes all carry minimum and maximum penalties.... the lawyers were informed of what they were.
     

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