In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a Colorado theater in 2012. (Denver Post)
In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a Colorado theater in 2012. (Denver Post) RJ Sangosti AP
In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a Colorado theater in 2012. (Denver Post) RJ Sangosti AP

There ought to be a death penalty exemption for the seriously mentally ill

April 19, 2017 10:27 AM