Prosecutors seek death penalty in Aurora shooting


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James Holmes
James Holmes
Updated: 4/01/2013 10:56 am Published: 4/01/2013 10:56 am


CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors want James Holmes executed for last year's attack on an Aurora movie theater.

They announced their intention to seek the death penalty against Holmes in court on Monday.

Last week prosecutors said they rejected an offer from Holmes' attorney to have him plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. Prosecutors said the offer to have Holmes spend life in prison wasn't a serious attempt at plea bargaining.

Holmes is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder for the July 20 assault on a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" that killed 12 people and injured 70. His attorneys are expected to argue that he was legally insane at the time of the shooting.

A judge entered a not guilty plea on Holmes' behalf last month.

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Champ44 - 4/1/2013 2:24 PM
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When somebody such as himself kills people in the manner he did should automatically be allowed to be punished by the worse way possible. Getting a needle in the arm is the most polite way to go. He should feel as close to the pain some of these folks felt before they died. I suggest let a horse pull him down the street or beat him with a whip then pour honey on him and tie him to a tree and let the bugs eat him alive... I bet that would make folks think before they walk into a place and commit some of these crimes... Excuse me if I offend anyone but that's just my thoughts...

t town253 - 4/1/2013 12:19 PM
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Good. Im glad they rejected the plea bargain. How dare he think he can get off so easily and not die himself after killing all those innocent people cold bloodidly. He is such a coward. He thought he was so big and bad with all them guns and gear killing folks......man up and face YOUR FATE that YOU created.
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