James Holmes Found Guilty of Murder; Read Our Previous Coverage

District attorney George Brauchler delivers his closing statement in the Aurora theater shooting trial.
District attorney George Brauchler delivers his closing statement in the Aurora theater shooting trial.

By now you know the verdict. James Holmes was found guilty of murder in the deaths of twelve people who he opened fire on inside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora on July 20, 2012. Many more were injured. The jury deliberated for two days before handing their decision over to Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour Jr., who read it at around 4:15 p.m. Holmes's defense attorneys had argued that he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity. Westword has been covering the story of this tragedy since the beginning. You can read find some of our previous coverage here, including links to stories about:

What happens when accused killers plead insanity in Colorado.

Victim Carli Richards, who suffered abuse from Holmes supporters in the years after the shooting.

And the controversial actions that Richards took later to help support herself.

Holmes's notebook, which was kept out of the public eye until the trial began.

And whether the media should forgo using killers' names and photos.


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