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Public Defender Tamara Brady, right, shows James E. Holmes documents as he appears in Arapahoe County District Court, Monday, July 23, 2012, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 in a shooting rampage in a movie theater on Friday, July 20 in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool)

By NewsGram Staff Writer

James Holmes, the mastermind of the theater massacre that rocked Colorado three years ago was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday afternoon.

On 20 July 2012, the 27-year-old walked into Aurora, a Colorado movie theater and shot dead 12 people while injuring 70 others.

The shooter was dressed in riot gear, carrying three guns and more than 700 rounds of ammunition into the Denver theater during a midnight show of the the Batman film The Dark Night Rises.

“Initially charged with 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder — two for each person killed and two for each injured, Holmes was also charged with possession of explosives”, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.

Holmes had entered a plea of not guilty by way of insanity during his trial.

The plea was refuted by District Attorney George Brauchler and the prosecutors sought the death penalty on 4 June 2013.

“He only stopped when the gun stopped… We know what insanity is… this ain’t it. He knew what he was doing when he killed those people. He intended to kill them. That was his specific goal”, the District Attorney said.



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It is indeed good news that the book showcasing the wisdom of India in the eyes of Western intellectuals is getting due recognition and appreciation from other states and abroad. After Karnataka and Punjab, the Government of Assam has recently consented to translate the research-based book by Shillong-based author - Shri Salil Gewali titled "Great Minds on India". The Chief Minister of Assam - Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma was amazed to know that so many top western scientists and philosophers have drawn a considerable amount of inspiration from ancient scriptures of India, particularly in the studies of modern physics, linguistic and astronomy. In the recent meeting with the author, the Chief Minister had highly appreciated Gewali's book and promised to read it thoroughly. Gewali's book was also approved for translation in the year 2020 by the former Chief Minister – Shri Sarbananda Sonowal but due to COVID-19, the translation work was delayed.

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