James Eagan Holmes Research Paper

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As we all know 27 year old James Eagan Holmes opened fire in a crowded movie theater, Century 16, on July 20,2012. Holmes had over 700 rounds of ammunition with him, killing 12 and injuring 70. Not long ago, over 3 years after the shooting, on August 7th, Holmes was sentenced to 12 life sentences and 3,318 years without parole. Holmes was a former grad student. He was a smart, educated young man, who loved life and was always smiling. It has been said the reason behind the mass shooting that took place was because Holmes had a mental illness. According to CNN,” Prosecutor George Brauchler argued that mental illness shouldn’t be used as a “Shield” to protect Holmes from the punishment he deserves for taking so many lives in such a cruel manner.

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