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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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61.

roshell26    

Now he's worried about dying!!!!!

573 days ago
62.

awesomewave    

OK then. A prize for whoever shanks that piece of sh-t.

573 days ago
63.

Los Pepes    

Sentence him to watch " Friends"or "Two Broke Girls" reruns for the rest of his life
Thats a fate worse than death

573 days ago
64.

anonymous    

this guy should be put to death. what a total coward, saying he wants to avoid the death penalty. what the F ever.

573 days ago
65.

CelticOne    

Fry him!

573 days ago
66.

RemyParks    

Didnt he try to kill himself in jail already??

573 days ago
67.

nikki6    

This prick has the audacity to want to live????????? I sincerely hope that's his lawyer speaking for him, just trying to get the "best" deal. S.O.B

573 days ago
68.

DeeMaree    

Kill it!

573 days ago
69.

Xsjado    

He will end up like Dalhmer, getting brutally beaten to death...

573 days ago
70.

David    

Sorry no deal for you !

573 days ago
71.

en Todo Momento!!    

did harvey ever explain why the dud got 2 counts for every point? was it a "specific" (rich, white, kiteflyers?) community? because for sure, if he had done this in compton, he'd be out of jail by now... i'm just saying...

573 days ago
72.

lynn23    

Too bad for him that he's not rich & famous, he could have gone home already. Hopefully someone offs him in prison and he burns in eternal h e l l

573 days ago
73.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

For someone like him there should be a sentence of life in a cage, no mail, no visitors, no type of contact with anyone other than the bulls guarding him, no TV or radio, and only books like the bible or some silly self-help book hawked on PBS until he dies a natural death.

573 days ago
74.

AllMe    

it's pathetic. to avoid the death penalty you gave a murder a choice to choose what he'd rather do. life or death?. the people he killed n injured never got to have a choice. worthless system we have here in Colorado.he'll get what's chcoming to him. karma is a bitch

573 days ago
75.

BillyBoy16    

Awww is the poor psychopath afraid of dying?! Poor baby! Meanwhile hasn't he "tried" to kill himself a few times in jail?? I'm pretty sure he has. I'm usually against the death penalty but I say fry him or inject him however it's done, or slow death by gun fire would be fitting with watching a movie... Hell is a big place and there's a seat reserved for you dink!

573 days ago
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