View Full Version : Colorado movie shooting suspect charged with murder

07-30-2012, 05:57 PM
Colorado movie shooting suspect James Holmes was charged Monday with 24 counts of first-degree murder -- two counts for each of the 12 people killed in the shooting.
Twelve of the murder counts cite "deliberation," and 12 cite "extreme indifference" to the value of human life.
The 24-year-old former doctoral student also was charged with 116 counts of attempted murder -- two for each of the 58 moviegoers wounded in the attack. Finally, he was charged with one count of felony possession of explosive devices and one count related to the use of an assault weapon, a shotgun and a handgun during the incident.
The 142 counts are all in connection with the July 20 massacre in the Century Aurora 16 multiplex.


Why do they charge him with 142 counts, when he clearly should be locked up for life?
More is not always better.