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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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Alicia1971    

Give him the death penalty! !! Why should he live!!! He didn't care about the lives he took or their families! !! An eye for an eye!!!

522 days ago
122.

g00dIes    

Only white people will do crazy sh#% like this for no reason...just sayin

522 days ago
123.

hollywood    

as long as people like him get a say in making "deals", this country will continue to decline.

522 days ago
124.

SMB    

Or.. Or.. Hear me out now.. We could just get rid of him like the original plan

522 days ago
125.

Love_My_2_SONS    

~REGUARDLESS~ THE sick BASTARD will ROT IN HELL!

522 days ago
126.

Dollgirl    

Hundreds of innocent people die in the middle east, many caused by U.S soldiers, yet some schmuck kills 12 innocent Americans and everyone is all butthurt.Fuccccking sorelosers! U guys make big deal out of basically something so small! GET OVER IT!

522 days ago
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Trula Ornduff    

I disagree, there should have not been any plea period. He should have been given the death sentence, just like he gave those 12 people.

521 days ago
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Trula Ornduff    

I disagree, there should have not been any plea period. He should have been given the death sentence, just like he gave those 12 people.

521 days ago
129.

Susan Smith     

James Holmes is deserving of the Death Penalty! I would not take his guilty plea unless it was for the Death Sentence. He carried out the Death Sentence in the theater! Unfortunately we will have to pay for his defense and upkeep in prison now where he will likely pass away. No--he has asked for the Death Sentence to be carried out? Rather than stop the trial and have testing done I would have to say,"Fine---so be it." The courts have found him sane up to this point. This man is cold, calculating,and evil--not unlike Jody Arias.

479 days ago
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