James Eagan Holmes

American mass murderer, perpetrator of the July 20, 2012 mass shooting at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado

James Eagan Holmes (born December 13, 1987) is an American who shot and killed 12 people in the mass murder in Aurora, Colorado on 20 July 2012. He had no criminal record before the shooting. Holmes was born in San Diego, California on December 13, 1987.[1] He is an agnostic.[2]

On July 16, 2015, he was convicted of twenty-four counts of first-degree murder, 140 counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of possessing explosives, and a sentence enhancement of a crime of violence.[3] On August 7, 2015, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


  1. Ross French (July 20, 2012). "Information regarding James Eagan Holmes". UCR Today. University of California, Riverside. Archived from the original on August 1, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  2. Judge accused of creating 'unusual shroud of secrecy'
  3. "James Holmes Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder for Killing 12 in Colorado Theater Mass Shooting". KTLA-TV. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-17.

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