Despite the orange hair and the vacant expressions, a jury has found Aurora theater mass murderer James Holmes guilty of murder in the first degree. Jurors were apparently unpersuaded by his attorneys’ arguments that he was schizophrenic and suffering a psychotic episode when he killed 12 people and injured another 70 during a screening of Batman on July 20, 2012 in a designated gun-free Cinemark theater. It’s worth nothing that Holmes . . .
was force-fed meds to “protect other prisoners.” His lawyers argued that the state did so made their client appear sane – so that he could be pronounced mentally fit enough to receive a death sentence. After reading Holmes’ graphic 29-page “manifesto” and considering his pre-mass murder behavior the jury pronounced Holmes legally culpable for his horrific crime.