Aurora Gunman Faces 24 Counts Of First-Degree Murder
Crazed Colorado gunman James Holmes will be charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder; two for each of the lives he took when he opened fire on a theater full of moviegoers at the premiere for “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Colorado movie shooting suspect James Holmes was charged Monday with 24 counts of first-degree murder — two counts for each of the 12 people killed in the shooting.
Twelve murder counts cite “deliberation,” and 12 cite “extreme indifference” to the value of human life.
The 24-year-old former doctoral student was also charged with 116 counts of attempted murder; one count of felony possession of explosive devices; and one crime of violence, which is related to his use of an assault weapon, shotgun and handgun during the incident.
The charges bring the total number of counts to 142 in connection with the July 20 massacre in which another 58 moviegoers were wounded in the Century Aurora 16 multiplex.
Hopefully justice will be served in this tragic case.