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Movie Theater Shooter Who Killed TikTok Star & His Date Sentenced After Insanity Defense Fails

Joseph Jimenez Jr., the man who killed a TikTok star and his date at a movie theater in 2021, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility

He allegedly cried before killing them because he understood it was wrong but it all felt “sort of surreal” and he was “in the heat of the moment.” Meanwhile, one of his pals testified that he’d been giving the teens “death stares” throughout the horror flick, muttering, “I can’t do that to them,” per ABC7. Standing up for Joseph, his sister Daisy Jimenez claimed he was diagnosed with schizophrenia with paranoid hallucinations following several stays in mental health facilities. Ultimately, the judge and jury both decided that while he was schizophrenic, his decision not to regularly take his medication or avoid drugs combined with his behavior before and after the shooting couldn’t be ignored, resulting in his sentencing.

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