Colorado shooter to be formally sentenced

This June 4, 2013 file photo shows Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. On Thursday, July 16, 2015, a jury found Holmes guilty of murder in the methodically planned attack. The verdict means the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student could get the death penalty for the 2012 shooting. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado judge will formally sentence convicted theater shooter James Holmes on Wednesday.

Holmes was found guilty of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more. One of the victims include Springfield native Matt McQuinn. His mother read a victim impact statement during the sentencing phase of the trial.

Matt McQuinn

By law, Holmes will be sentenced to life without parole because a jury couldn’t agree on the death penalty.

Still, he could be sentenced to up to 3,318 additional years on attempted murder convictions. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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