AURORA | An Arapahoe County District Court judge has ordered Aurora theater shooter James Holmes to pay more than $954,000 in restitution.
The order, issued Friday morning by Judge Carlos Samour Jr., rules in favor of a motion on behalf of prosecutors for victims of the July 20, 2012, shooting at the Aurora Century 16 theater, where 12 people were killed and 70 others injured.
Holmes now owes $954,878,95 as a result of the order, as well as 12 percent interest per annum from the date of the ruling. Of that amount, $851,493 would be earmarked for victim compensation, and the remaining $103,385.95 would be paid directly to victims.
The ruling also stipulates that Holmes will be required to pay restitution “for all future expensed incurred by the victims” as a result of the shooting, including “lost wages, physical therapy, psychiatric care, prescription drugs, medical services, medical equipment” or other treatments and therapies.
“Nothing can ever make the victims whole for the harms suffered at the hands of the defendant,” Samour wrote in the order.
Inmates in Colorado state correctional facilities have inmate accounts based upon money earned working during their time served; restitution is then made from funds in the inmate’s account.
Holmes was sentenced to 12 life sentences on Aug. 26 without the possibility of parole. Prosecutors had sought the death penalty in the case.