Tags: newsweek | banned | holmes | trial | juror | name

Newsweek Banned From Holmes Trial for Publishing Juror Name

Image: Newsweek Banned From Holmes Trial for Publishing Juror Name
James Holmes, far left, stands with hands in pockets as verdict is read at "Dark Knight Rises" shooting trial. (REUTERS/Pool)

By    |   Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 08:59 AM

Newsweek has been banned from the James Holmes "Dark Knight Rises" shooting trial in Colorado after the judge determined the magazine violated his order not to publish any of the jurors' names.

Newsweek posted a juror's name on Twitter on July 16 while linking to a story about the trial, reported USA Today. The juror's name was also mentioned in the story, which even described how he stared at Holmes as the verdicts were read in the courtroom in Centennial.

The jury convicted Holmes last week on all 165 counts against him, rejecting defense arguments that he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 others inside an Aurora, Colorado movie theater on July 20, 2012, the Denver Post reported.

The jury is now in the penalty phase of the trial, trying to determine if Holmes should die for the 2012 shooting, the Los Angeles Times reported.

On Wednesday, Newsweek managing editor Kira Bindrim owned up to the violation on Twitter.


"Frankly, Newsweek should know better," said trial judge Judge Carlos Samour, noting that most media members have followed his order.

Newsweek home page editor Grant Burningham told USA Today that Newsweek revised its story on Friday to take out the juror's name but never deleted the Twitter post. The juror in question complained about it to Samour on Wednesday.

Even if the jury decides on death, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has said no one would be executed during his term. Some shooting's victims have disagreed.

"My hope is that [Hickenlooper] remembers all the people who were in court today," Marcus Weaver, who was shot by Holmes and survived, told the Times. "All the names that were read, all the counts that were read, and takes that moratorium off the death penalty so that we can truly have justice for the victims and the families."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Newsweek has been banned from the James Holmes "Dark Knight Rises" shooting trial in Colorado after the judge determined the magazine violated his order not to publish any of the jurors' names.
newsweek, banned, holmes, trial, juror, name
336
2015-59-23
Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 08:59 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved