Judge gives Holmes the maximum, orders him away

The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has sentenced James Holmes to the maximum possible 3,318 years in prison.

Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. then told a bailiff to "get the defendant out of my courtroom, please," as he gaveled to a close the arduous three-year wait to see the shooter put away.

The gallery crowd applauded at the judge's remark.

The shackled Holmes showed no emotion Wednesday as he was led away, wearing glasses and a red prison jumpsuit.

Holmes stared directly at the judge from the podium as Samour read his sentences for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in the 2012 shooting. Holmes' court-appointed attorney, Daniel King, stood silently beside him.