James Holmes Ordered to Pay Victims $955K It's unlikely it'll ever happen, though By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Dec 4, 2015 12:51 PM CST 58 comments Comments 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. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File) (Newser) – Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has been ordered to pay about $955,000 in restitution to the victims of his 2012 movie theater shooting—money that will never likely be paid by the imprisoned mass killer. District Court Judge Carlos A. Samour made the order Friday. He presided over Holmes' monthslong trial. In August, Samour sentenced Holmes to 12 consecutive life terms without parole, plus 3,318 years. Holmes murdered 12 people and tried to kill 70 more during a midnight showing of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises in the Denver suburb of Aurora in the summer of 2012.