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The Columbine Witness Who Could Derail The James Holmes Case
The jury foreman in the James Holmes murder trial has some potential conflicts of interest that the defense could seize on to push for a mistrial or reduced sentence

The foreman of the jury that convicted Aurora, Colorado, shooter James Holmes of 24 counts of first-degree murder—and is currently deciding whether to sentence him to death—has revealed several potential biases that could be grounds for an appeal, a prominent Colorado attorney says.

Juror number 737 was a student at Columbine High School in 1999 when killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris stormed the campus with semi-automatic weapons and murdered 13 people. According to a 2013 article in the French edition of Vanity Fair, Juror 737 actually introduced Harris and Klebold when the three were in middle school, but they drifted apart prior to the shooting. One of those killed in the rampage was Rachel Scott, the juror’s senior prom date. Being as close as the juror was to the perpetrators and victims of a different high-profile mass-shooting could potentially be seen as a bias. He revealed that potential bias to the court during jury selection for the Aurora trial back in March, but neither Holmes’ attorneys or prosecutors objected to him serving on the jury, according to published reports.

Not sure what to say about this, except…duh?  Who didn’t see this coming? 

I might as well say what I think: they shouldn’t sentence him to death, and please, God, don’t have a mistrial declared and/or the verdict vacated and another trial ordered.  Just because of all the shit everybody’s been through already…Holmes can get the treatment he needs (I hope), and everybody else can move on, much as what happened in the Jared Loughner case, where he pleaded guilty to the Tucson shooting (no trial), was sentenced to life in prison without parole, and is now at the federal medical facility prison in Springfield, since he was so obviously not right mentally, and everybody else can move on. 

Aurora theater shooter James Holmes submitted this photograph of himself feeding a llama a piece of straw to the University of Illinois. He submitted the bizarre picture along with his university application, much to the staff’s amusement. He was accepted onto a course in Neuroscience and was even described as an “outstanding candidate”.

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Jessica Redfield was an avid movie goer and only anticipated the best when she attended the movie The Dark Knight Rises in the Aurora Century 16 theater in 2012. 20 minutes prior to when the movie was set to begin, Jessica expressed her excitement by posting a tweet. Only minutes before the movie was going to start, an unknown masked man ran into the theater, setting off tear gas and opening fire on the theater audience, killing 12 and wounding 70. Jessica was shot a total of six times, taking bullets to the chest and head. Aurora police apprehended the killer next to his car behind the theater, and identified the mass shooter as James Holmes.

James Holmes.

I’m just letting the fact sink in that the people of the jury found him guilty.
They found a boy who tried to commit suicide at aged 11 guilty.
Who was scared of the ‘nail ghost’ who would fight each other with fire arms and repeatedly bang on walls.
Who would hallucinate and obsess over murder at age 14 and onward.
We live in a world where people are so narrow minded that they view James as less than a human. And he is not. I believe that the Jury went into that court at the start of the trial with a biased view on James.
No one’s life should be in the hands of another person , be it James or a Jury. And it has happened today. James life hangs in the balance of a biased Jury.
Not one person in the theatre deserved to die , and I wish with all my heart that they are resting in peace and that their families have found some sort of comfort. But James being put to death &/or not receiving the correct treatment is just as inhumane as what happened there in Aurora.

So far, the American press has tried to make me sympathize with a man who killed 13 people and an admitted child molester whose youngest victim was five. I bet if Adam Lanza hadn’t killed himself they’d be currently telling us what TV shows he liked and how he was always lonely growing up.
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In the notebook he titled “Course of Life”, James Holmes described his obsession with killing others, something he said he’d had since he was a child. He wrote down various ideas for murdering people, considering becoming a serial killer, but ultimately dismissing the idea because it was “too personal” and time consuming, and left “too much evidence”. He decided on mass murder, he wrote, because it was “easily performed with firearms” although he thought this was “primitive in nature”.

James Holmes Found Guilty

It is a sad day today. The Jury in the Aurora Shooting trial, have found James Holmes guilty of murder. He will definitely go to prison, and he is eligible to receive the death penalty.

NO! NO! NO! NO!

THIS SHIT ISN’T FAIR! He is a very sick man. He won’t get the help he needs in prison. Shame on all of you Jury members!! You ignored all of the evidence in his defense…every last one of you! You all make me sick, and I hope you can’t sleep because of this. I hope your decision haunts you for the rest of your lives. 

I’m sorry to all the Holmies and supporters who have rallied around James through this whole trial. Justice was not served today. In fact, an injustice was served to all the people around the Country who struggle with Mental Illness everyday. The Justice system today has told us that our struggles don’t mean anything, and that they couldn’t care less. They had an amazing opportunity to show people how important mental health care is, by helping a man that truly deserves it….and instead they chose revenge. 

James Holmes had his day in court. Black citizens are not given their day in court because police have evolved into a lethal killing machine when black people are involved.

White males can kill 12 people, wound 70, and be taken into custody. A black male taking off his hat or holding his iPhone will be shot on the spot.