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James Holmes

I'll Plead GUILTY ...

to Avoid Death Penalty

3/27/2013 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is prepared to enter a guilty plea in the cold-blooded killings of 12 people in exchange for life in prison instead of the death penalty ... this according to Holmes' lawyer.

Holmes' legal team offered the plea deal to prosecutors during a court session earlier today ... but according to the AP, prosecutors did not immediately accept the offer.

Prosecutors have not commented on Holmes' offer yet -- but it's likely they will consult with the families of the victims before reaching a decision.

Besides the 12 people he killed, Holmes shot an additional 58 people in the Century movie theater in Aurora, CO on the night of July 20, 2012. He was charged with 24 counts of first degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.

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IwuvTMZ    

Real news? Wha?

574 days ago
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KissMint    

what a waste of space.

574 days ago
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Toilethead    

His chance of being executed in Colorado would be next to none anyway.

574 days ago
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Taxman    

And people say we should do away with the death penalty. After that happens the DA will be offering reduced jailtime for guilty pleas instead.

574 days ago
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phillyjoe1982    

death penalty needed fo w this plea deal kill this pos no need waste our taxes

574 days ago
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Bwoy dem    

An entire lifetime in solitary confinement is a fate worse than death,,, trust me.

574 days ago
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xxrokchikxx    

Now, I would LOVE to see him fry... but wouldn't life in prison be worse? I think so.... esp with what he has done, he will probably get killed more brutally on the inside in no time anyway

574 days ago
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obvious    

Death!

574 days ago
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Shane Paterson    

two wrongs dont make a right. that's why i dont agree on the death penalty. murder is murder no matter how you justify it. hop he sits in prison till the day he dies though.

574 days ago
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lee    

The PDoc who did not help him when he repeatedly contacted her for help; the pdoc who instead of calling his parents/his school emergency contacts/ sat in her office;and finally the pdoc who should have notified CU campus police and executed a mental stay--that useless Pdoc should be charged with involuntary Manslaughter for not doing her job. Bet Britney's Pdoc wouldn't cower under his desk.

574 days ago
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beef    

Fry him

574 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

we were in his cell while he was in court and it`s a badly PIT...pit

574 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

No F'ing way! You can't send that message to other criminals. The death penalty is only useful to discourage crime if you actually carry it out.

574 days ago
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antigirlygirl    

A wise decision. We know you're not sorry, and your attorneys know their defense strategy is zero.

574 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

2wongs shant make a right untless your on the turn pike or if one person murdered tons of people BUT they can only die ONCE to pay back all of those taken away from their loved ones and world forever.Whom in their right mind would want to live if the had done what he did? he is either so anti social that he still wants to hurt people or he is just a weak little cry baby that is in fear of looseing his own life.Either way if he cared a rattys tassy about anyone he would take his needle and and say he was sorry

574 days ago
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