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A jury yesterday found James Holmes guilty on all murder counts in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. Holmes killed 12 people in the shooting, and was charged with two murder counts for each: murder in the first degree after deliberation, and murder in the first degree with extreme indifference.

But what is extreme indifference murder, and how does it differ from a standard first degree murder charge?

A jury has found James Holmes guilty in killing 12 people and wounding 58 others. Holmes opened fire on a crowd during a showing of The Dark Knight in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater in 2012.

The jury, selected from 9,000 possible candidates and short four members who had previously been dismissed, came to the verdict after just over a day of deliberation. The jury also found Holmes guilty of attempted murder and assorted weapons charges.

Is Road Rage a Crime?

We've probably all been guilty of road rage at least once in our lives. However, when road rage escalates from stewing in your car to aggressive driving or vicious assaults, road rage can get you arrested.

Just this week, a case of road rage was caught on camera in Yuma, Arizona. A motorcyclist, wearing a GoPro camera on his helmet, allegedly cut off another car. When both the car and motorcycle were stopped at a light, the driver got out of his vehicle, walked straight up to the motorcyclist and punched him in the face! The driver proceeds to shove a passenger on the motorcycle and try to punch the motorcyclist several more times before being taken down.

Do you think you're being sneaky? Think again. Big Brother is always watching.

In the old days, police tracked debit and credit cards to find the bad guys. Now, that most on the run criminals know not to use their credit cards, the authorities have a new tactic. They're tracking your Spotify and Netflix accounts!

Our national parks are among our greatest treasures. Yet, too many people recklessly, arrogantly, and maliciously deface the federal property.

If you ever consider signing your name or drawing a little doodle on the wall of the Grand Canyon, just know that it's a federal crime.

Cause a Forest Fire, Go to Jail

If you live in Colorado, you're probably smelling a lot of smoke right now. A huge wildfire burning in Canada and Alaska, covering more than 2-million acres, has spread smoke as far south as Colorado.

With the hot dry conditions of summer, even a small spark can become a huge fire. If you caused a wildfire or a forest fire, you may end up in jail.

Last week, a young woman was randomly shot and killed by a man she did not know.

This week, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, also known as Francisco Sanchez, has been charged with murder in the death of Kathryn Steinle.

Finally, bad dog owners are getting what they deserve for abandoning their dogs in hot cars.

Oklahoma police arrested two women after their dog was rescued from a hot car for more than two hours!

Although a jury handed down the death penalty last month, a judge formally sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death today for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured hundreds more.

While the sentencing in some ways felt like a mere formality, it was noteworthy for those who spoke during the nearly four hour hearing. Two dozen survivors and family members of the victims were allowed to give victim impact statements, and Tsarnaev himself addressed the court and the victims for the first time.

Two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison remain at large and U.S. marshals have added the pair to their most-wanted fugitives list. As the manhunt continues in upstate New York and beyond, there is now a $50,000 reward for information that leads to capture of David Sweat and Richard Matt.

The duo escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility over two weeks ago, allegedly with help from prison worker Joyce Mitchell.