Lawyers for Suspected Colorado Theater Shooter Make Plea Offer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to have him plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty.
Lawyers made the offer in a motion filed Wednesday but said prosecutors haven't accepted the offer because they may want to pursue the death penalty.
Prosecutors are set to announce Monday whether they'll seek capital punishment.
Prosecutors declined comment. They would likely consult with victims and their families before deciding whether to accept the offer.
Holmes faces murder and attempted murder charges. The judge entered a not guilty plea for him, but he still has the option of changing that to not guilty by reason of insanity.
Holmes' lawyers say the case could end Monday if prosecutors accept the offer.

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  • by mike Location: lansing on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM
    Nope keep the death penalty.Wish we had it here in mich.
  • by Sue Location: Dimondale on Mar 28, 2013 at 06:04 AM
    What's "insane" is that anyone in his position would have BARGAINING power. The innocent victims he murdered that day never had a chance to bargain against THEIR death penalty.
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