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James Holmes escaped the death penalty because a jury could not reach an unanimous verdict. And this was a bitter pill to swallow for those who lost their loved ones on that fateful day in July 2012. Dave Hoover's 18-year-old nephew AJ was killed as Holmes went on his murderous rampage in the movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. SOT DAVE HOOVER, UNCLE OF 18-YEAR-OLD VICTIM A.J. BOIK, SAYING: "My verdict would have been death because he has no value left in this world...he gets to hug his mom and dad, he gets to correspond..we dont get that, we've lost that, Sandy Phillips lost her 24-year-old daughter in the shooting"No, we didnt lose loved one, they were ripped from us...but the jury chose another way and we have to accept it. Today what was hard for me was accepting it for the others. Those who are wounded and living with pain".Prosecutors said Holmes had intended to kill all 400 movie-goers who were at the July 20th Batman film screening. His defense team said he suffers from schizophrenia and was not in control of his actions. For Robert Sullivan whose 6-year-old granddaughter Veronica was among the victims, no verdict could help ease his pain. "Even if he had got the death sentence, I've tried to resolve Veronica's death and I can't."For the survivors and the families of victims, the severe scars inflicted by this tragedy will take a while to heal.

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James Holmes escaped the death penalty because a jury could not reach an unanimous verdict. And this was a bitter pill to swallow for those who lost their loved ones on that fateful day in July 2012. Dave Hoover's 18-year-old nephew AJ was killed as

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