Aurora theater shooter found guilty of First-Degree Murder charges

CNN Wire reports:

Will James Holmes face death for killing 12 people inside an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater?

That could be the next question jurors will be asked after finding Holmes guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the July 2012 shooting.

Holmes faced two counts of first-degree murder for each of the 12 victims. The jury found him guilty on all 24 counts.

Holmes, who had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, showed no reaction as the verdict against him was announced. He stood at the defense table with his attorney, his hands in his pockets. He faced a total of 165 charges.

The jury also found Holmes guilty of attempted murder on all of the 140 counts against him for the 70 people wounded in the shooting. Additionally, he was found guilty of one count of possession or control of an explosive or incendiary device.

Jansen Young, the girlfriend of victim Jonathan Blunk, said she felt relief as the verdict was read.

“I didn’t know what I would feel when I came, but I just feel so much relief. Justice is here,” she told CNN affiliate KMGH. “This is a huge step forward today.”

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