James Holmes, the gunman who opened fire in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, has been sentenced to life in prison.

A jury got together yesterday and was unable to reach a unanimous vote for the death penalty, so as a result Holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.

Holmes, who killed 12 people and injured 70 others, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He was convicted last month of 24 counts of first-degree murder — two for each of the slain victims, CNN reports.

SOURCE: CNN