CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):
Colorado theater shooter James Holmes looks like a prisoner again.
The mass murderer was in an orange prison jumpsuit Monday at this final sentencing hearing. Holmes was convicted Aug. 7 of murdering 12 people when he opened fire on a crowded movie theater in 2012.
Holmes was dressed in civilian clothes, usually a button-up shirt, throughout his four-month trial. Now that he has been convicted, he is not permitted to wear regular clothes.
The three-day hearing gives survivors a chance to share their harrowing stories with the judge, but it won't change Holmes' sentence. Jurors already determined Holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.
At least 100 victims and witnesses are expected to testify about the crime's impact. They won't be able to address Holmes directly but rather the judge, who must hand down sentences on 141 other counts that include attempted murder and an explosives charge.