Judge R. Brooke Jackson issued the order to dismiss the lawsuits — brought by a number of survivors of the 2012 theater shooting — “with prejudice,” according to federal court documents.
State officials have repeatedly refused to tell the public where or how he is being held.
But some touched by other mass shootings in which the killers have died say they are grateful to be spared the extended, emotionally grueling legal proceedings of the kind that have added to publicity for killers like the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter
After being convicted last year of killing 12 and wounding 70 more in the July 2012 attack, James Holmes was moved from Colorado Department of Corrections custody to an undisclosed prison
Experts say the loss Thursday to Cinemark may also have hurt the chances of other survivors in the few remaining lawsuits stemming from the 2012 rampage
The House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations is scheduled to hear from three Colorado-based VA officials at the state Capitol Friday
“Cinemark endured a tremendous tragedy as did the victims of the case and the entire Aurora community … at the hands of a madman, James Holmes,” attorney Kevin Taylor told reporters. “Mr. Holmes was clearly unpredictable, unforeseeable, unpreventable and unstoppable. … The only thing that matches the unforeseeability of this case is the tragedy of it.”
Jurors will resume deliberations in a civil trial over whether the company that owns an Aurora movie theater should have done more to prevent a shooting that left 12 people dead
Lisa Teesch-Maguire, one of the prosecutors who handled the case, said she knows of at least three victims who have filed a complaint with the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice arguing the state’s decision to keep the gunman’s location secret violates the Colorado Victims’ Rights Act.