Jury Deliberates James Holmes’ Fate

On Monday the jury in the Aurora Movie Theatre shooting trial begins its first full day of deliberations in the mitigating stage of the penalty phase. Jurors have to decide if the good James Holmes has done in life – and even the fact that he was baptized as a child — along with problems like his mental illness outweigh the crime he committed.

If the jury says yes, he will get life in prison. If jurors say no then the penalty phase will continue and prosecutors will begin pushing for death. All of this comes after a woman in court screamed “Don’t Kill Him” and was tackled by deputies during closing arguments late last week. She was given three weeks in jail for contempt of court.

ABC’s Alex Stone joined us to discuss.

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