CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Our exclusive interview with a theater shooting Juror 17, moments after verdict was announced, proved that one juror was adamantly against the death penalty and two other were on the fence.
Juror 17 said 9 jurors were in favor of the death penalty one was a hard opponent and the others remained on the fence.
James Holmes was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, on Aug. 7, 2015, after the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.
An attorney herself, Juror 17 asked that we would not release her name but we have details about her below.
This juror is the sole caretaker for elderly parents, but she didn’t claim that as a hardship.
She is also a lawyer and a major decision maker for her business, and her business partner is about to go on leave.
But she didn’t claim that as a hardship, either. She thinks the death penalty should be used sparingly.
She initially had trouble granting admitted theater shooter James Holmes the presumption of innocence, saying it’s a well-known fact he is the shooter, but she said she could set that opinion aside to be an impartial juror.AlertMe