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Twitter Reacts To Theater Shooter James Holmes' Life In Prison Verdict

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A Colorado jury just sentenced Aurora movie theater gunman James Holmes to life in prison without parole.

The decision came as a surprise to many, given the heinous nature of the crime, which claimed 12 lives, including a 6-year-old girl's. 70 others were wounded in the 2012 shooting.

Holmes reportedly had no reaction after the verdict but the same could not be said about social media. People took to Twitter to express their opinion on the outcome: some in support and others in outrage.

[ Related: Amy Schumer Heartbroken Over Trainwreck Theater Shooting ]

Sister Helen Prejean, who was portrayed by Susan Sarandon in the film Dead Man Walking, agreed the jury made the right decision not to sentence Holmes to the death penalty.

But many others — including some celebrities — disagreed. Ch-ch-check out their responses, below:

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Aurora Movie Theater Shooter James Holmes Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

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James Holmes — the gunman behind the 2012 massacre at a movie theater in Colorado — has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

A jury decided his fate on Friday and the verdict was just delivered.

On July 20, 2012, Holmes burst into a Century theater in Aurora, Colorado during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. He lobbed tear gas canisters into the audience and began firing with multiple guns.

[ Related: Amy Schumer Heartbroken Over Trainwreck Theater Shooting ]

Twelve people were killed, including a 6-year-old girl. Another 70 were injured — the largest number of casualties in a U.S. shooting.

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Three Dead After Shooting At Louisiana Movie Theater During Trainwreck Screening

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This breaks our hearts.

Just days after James Holmes was found guilty of murdering 12 people at a screening of The Dark Knight in Colorado in 2012, there has been yet another movie theater shooting.

During a screening of Trainwreck in Lafayete, Louisiana on Thursday night, a 58-year-old white male reportedly opened fire on theater goers, killing two and injuring seven.

Col. Michael Edmonson says that the Louisiana State Police are withholding the shooter's identity at this time, and are unable to pin point a motive.

The elderly man additionally shot himself and is dead.

Amy Schumer is the writer and star of Trainwreck, and she tweeted her support to the people of Louisiana after hearing the news, saying:

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Aurora Theater Gunman Found Guilty On All Counts Of Murder

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James Holmes has been found guilty on all counts of Murder in the First Degree for the 12 people that he shot and killed during his July 20, 2012 shooting spree.

The news comes out of Centennial, CO after the 27-year-old's jury deliberated for 13 hours following his lawyers' attempts to plead insanity.

There are a total of 165 charges against James for his rampage during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO, including 12 deaths and 70 injuries.

While a dozen people were murdered, James has actually been found guilty of two counts of First Degree Murder for each victim; one with Extreme Indifference and one after deliberation.

Colorado has not had an execution since 1997, but now that James is in the sentencing part of his trial, he could be the first case in nearly two decades.

It's taken almost three years for the victims' families to finally get closure, but our thoughts are certainly with them now.

See the verdict for yourself (below)

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Accused Colorado Movie Theater Murderer James Holmes Worried About Being Unfairly Judged! Does He Deserve To Have His Case Moved Out Of The County?

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James Holmes, the 26-year-old who police say went on a shooting rampage during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, is requesting a change of venue for his upcoming trial.

His legal team argues that if Holmes is tried in Arapahoe County, scheduled for October, he’ll be unfairly viewed by potential jury members. They’re asking for a more neutral location.

Um…well here’s the thing:

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Aurora Shooting Suspect James Holmes Now Hopes To Plead Insanity!

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It's been almost ten months since James Holmes allegedly murdered 12 people in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater and injured another 70, but his trial is barely yet underway.

Months ago, we told you the supremely disturbed suspect entered a "not guilty" plea — perhaps in hope of escaping the death penalty — but now James' and his legal team are attempting to modify their defense.

James now plans to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity!

And it's looks like the judge might let him do it!

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Dark Knight Shooter James Holmes' Will Face The Death Penalty

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This certainly looks to be a sad ending to a very sad story.

James Holmes will most likely face the death penalty after his shooting spree at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater murders late last July left several dead and many others injured.

Last week, his legal team entered a "guilty" plea in hopes of spending life in prison with no parole as an alternative, but after lawyers consulted the families of the victims, the deal was rejected.

As the hearing kicked off earlier this morning, Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said he would not be accepting

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