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James Holmes sentenced to life without parole

James Holmes, left, and his defense attorney, Daniel King, in court, June 04, 2013.
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Colorado jurors rejected the death penalty Friday for movie theater shooter James Holmes. They sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The same jury last month convicted Holmes of 24 counts of first-degree murder and 140 counts of attempted murder for the 2012 massacre at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado.

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