‘Batman’ massacre gunman found guilty of murder

James Holmes, whose shooting rampage three years ago killed 12 and wounded 70 inside a Colorado movie theater, has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

After 13 hours of deliberations a US Jury found the “Batman theater gunman” guilty, despite pleas from defence lawyers stating that the 27-year-old had a severe mental illness.

The decision was delivered in Arapahoe County District Court after 10 weeks of testimony from more than 250 witnesses.


The district attorney in suburban Arapahoe County is now seeking the death penalty, and the jury will begin weighing the toll and nature of Mr. Holmes’s actions to decide whether to send him to prison for life or to Colorado’s death row.