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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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31.

VictoriaGirl    

Death is too good for him, I say give him life in solitary confinement (24/7, no "recreation time" allowed).

472 days ago
32.

EasilyHard    

Smelly coward !!! he should be tested for vaccines and then thrown into the everglades in a meat dress. IN THAT ORDER !! (momma D vox)

472 days ago
33.

verlinda    

Play insane for the crime he committed, but SANE enough to know HE doesn't want to die. I say, fry this bastard like a piece of bacon

472 days ago
34.

Rich     

It will cost the taxpayers more than a million dollars to keep this living at his age. His victims had no choice...neither she he!!!!

472 days ago
35.

Chris    

These people kill so many people and then they do everything they can to avoid the death penalty. Shoot him now.

472 days ago
36.

bbb1bbb2    

Put His Non Sorry A$$ In The Hole ( Prison ) And Throw Away The F--king Key and I Bad feel Sorry 4 His Parents, Now We All Can Sleep @ Nights Knowing He In The Hole ( Prison ) - Just Maybe All The People He Murdered Will Haunt Him Until The Day He Dies . My Thoughts And Prayers R With The Victims That Lived, Who Died - There Family 2 .

472 days ago
37.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Ridiculous! This POS wants to live!!! Why??? So he can enjoy his days in prison???

Truly disgusting that he wants to LIVE when he caused so many to DIE!

472 days ago
38.

Frenemy of the People    

Please. Stop. Reporting. On. Him.

472 days ago
39.

jewels1678    

Fry the ****

472 days ago
40.

Fred    

Poor Holmes doesn't want to die? Guess what, neither did his victims. He didn't give them a choice, he doesn't deserve one for himself.

472 days ago
41.

dale12    

Coward....

472 days ago
42.

wwomp526    

You big stankin sack of snake dung , what a ***** you don,t want to die so why kill all those people if you don't want an eye for an eye, I hope you receive daily beating's for life.

472 days ago
43.

Xoxo    

Awww he doesn't want to die?? Does he think the poor souls he shot wanted to?! FRY HIM!!!!!

472 days ago
44.

SalenaAllen23    

He wishes that he had it that easy, Do u really think it would be safe for u in prison anyways?? Wat an idiot!!

472 days ago
45.

su.san smith    

He shouldn't be allowed to plea Gulity - and he shouldn't get life in prison.
Fry the guy in the electric chair or hang him.

472 days ago
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