“Pressure sores, bladder and bowel dysfunction, horrible bone density. We’re causing more issues to individuals than having paralysis if we don’t give them options for movement through integrative therapy. It’s also about having them believe disability and wellness can co-exist.”
The bulk of the costs for the DA’s office — about $925,000 — was for salaries and benefits.
Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was transferred to another prison partly because another inmate pushed his way through a partially open door and attacked him, according to prison officials and documents released Thursday
Colorado has executed just one person in nearly half a century, and only three people sit on its death row.
Such exchanges can happen for a variety of reasons, and revealing Holmes’ new location would “thwart the purpose,” she said
Holmes was moved from the San Carlos Correctional Facility in Pueblo. Officials declined to say if he was taken to another state
“It’s the horrific amount of violence that was done and loss of life that’s very distressing to see up close, which you have to do to evaluate a case like this,” said Valerie Hans, a Cornell Law School professor who has studied juries.
“The trial is a part of the healing process, not just for the families who lost a loved one in the theater, but for the victims that survived and for the community as a whole,” he said. “It’s part of that process of tying up feelings and fears and frustrations.”
The gunman was sentenced in August to 12 consecutive life terms for killing 12 people and wounding 70 others at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora in July 2012. Jurors quickly rejected his insanity defense but they could not unanimously agree on imposing the death penalty.