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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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46.

Xoxo    

Or if they don't decide to fry this ugly fcker, then I hope he gets the **** beat out of him every second for the rest of his meaningless life!!

471 days ago
47.

rehabluvsme    

Why even have the death penalty, if it's never implemented? I would think that if anyone deserves it, he would be at the top of the list.

471 days ago
48.

HelloDerps    

Yay so the survivors of the victims now get to pay to keep him alive.

471 days ago
49.

oBAMa    

Avoid the death penalty? Why sweetie? Are you afraid to die? A big strong brave man like you who shot unarmed citizens? That can't be!

Bring back the guillotine and lets get this over with.

471 days ago
50.

Big_Coop901    

Just let the familes beat his ass dead

471 days ago
51.

tdr9    

This is not celebrity news. This is CNN news

471 days ago
52.

Sunny    

Sad thing is, even if he got the death penalty, he will probably die of old age before his execution date comes around. In the mean time, he gets 3 squares and a roof over his head...TV time, yard time, etc. He will still have more of a life than his victims got to have. Sad....

471 days ago
53.

ML    

killing is too good for this piece of sh*t. He needs to live a long miserable life rotting away in prison!

471 days ago
54.

dennis    

1. Prosecute
2. Fry

471 days ago
55.

dingydingy    

Plea deal - oh like the chance he gave those people he mangled and murdered - oh wait - they didn't have a chance it was a premeditated massacre -

471 days ago
56.

♥TMZ but ...    

why is he given that privilege??? give him the death penalty

471 days ago
57.

diane    

Do it and don't slow

471 days ago
58.

khanminator    

Dumb ****hole!

471 days ago
59.

Woot    

I'm sorry, James.

471 days ago
60.

Common Sense    

Oh, so you don't have a problem KILLING twelve innocent lives, but god forbid you want to save your own piece of sh*t life!

KILL HIM!

471 days ago
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