Colorado Theater Shooter Ordered To Pay Nearly $1 Million To Victims After Being Sentenced To Life In Prison

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James Holmes, the sadistic man who was charged with 24 counts of murder (two for each person killed) for shooting up a movie theater in Colorado back in 2012, now has more of a price to pay.

After entering an insanity plea, Holmes was finally sentenced in August this year to serve to 12 consecutive life terms in prison without parole plus 3,318 years.

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Today, District Court Judge Carlos A. Samour has added to his ruling by ordering James to pay $955,000 in restitution to the victims.

During the attack, which took place during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Holmes murdered 12 people and tried to kill 70 more.

Unfortunately it’s unlikely that James will ever pay off the full amount.

However, what money the victims do see will go towards various costs such as medical equipment, psychiatric care, and lost wages.

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Some of the items and services that victims have said they have to pay for are prosthetic limbs, speech therapy as well as travel expenses for going to the 4-month-long trial and of course future medical car.

Obviously, there will never be enough money to make up for the heinous acts Holmes committed.

But we hope those affected can start to find peace and move on in some way.

[Image via Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.]

Dec 4, 2015 3:27pm PDT

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