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James Holmes

Prosecutors Seeking

DEATH PENALTY

4/1/2013 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Holmes should DIE ... this according to prosecutors who announced today they are seeking the death penalty for the Colorado movie theater shooter.

Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler explained, "It is my determination and my intention that in this case for James Eagan Holmes, justice is death."

The announcement comes in the wake of a deal offered by Holmes' legal team -- in which the killer would plead guilty to murdering 12 people in exchange for life in prison.

The deal didn't sit well with prosecutors, who RIPPED Holmes' attorneys today ... accusing them of going public with the details of the attempted plea deal last week "for the intended purpose of generating predictable publicity."

Prosecutors kicked Holmes' offer to the curb -- claiming the guy who murdered 12 people and injured 58 more during a movie theater ambush on July 20 deserves no mercy.

Holmes' attorneys are expected to argue that the 25-year-old was legally insane at the time of the shooting and therefore shouldn't be sentenced to death.

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ACE DEUCEY    

First guy who puts up spam here deserves the same fate.

517 days ago
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Charlie Sheen's Watch    

What makes no sense - How can this guy take so many lives - but be too much of a coward to face death?

Honestly - you took the life of innocent people - at least be man enough to not be scared of death.

Fracking coward.

517 days ago
3.

YouDontSay    

He should have been shot already

517 days ago
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xrodriguez    

I know what he did and he ****ter many life but I am not god what kind of question is this

517 days ago
5.

stu    

poor kid just needs a hug.

517 days ago
6.

Canadasux    

Finally, prosecutors with some stones and NO PLEA DEAL! Yeah!

517 days ago
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Eldridge Cleaver    

This killer is faking it. He is pure evil and not insane. Have fun in prison getting the herps and Hep C, Jim!

517 days ago
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mroldschool    

Fry the idiot.

517 days ago
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Laura    

I suppose it would be too much to ask to have him take Jodi Arias with him.

517 days ago
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wrx7182    

It would be better if he were to spend the rest of his life behind bars. I'd say that's worse than death.

517 days ago
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Mike44090    

Although he may never be executed, this is one of those cases where, if you are going to have a death penalty, then it should be used.

517 days ago
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Bruno    

Fry him. No mercy.

517 days ago
13.

Cricket    

Good. Let's do it. Too bad, if it does happen, it'll be years off. After appeals, books, and probably movies. Unless someone shanks him on the inside.

517 days ago
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Nasious Cordova    

Do it, and let's start a new trend-- put him in front of a firig squad as soon as he's convicted. Let him serve as an example for other budding psychos.

517 days ago
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Your S&M Girlfriend    

There should be a law that people like him are gunned down where they stand like a rabid animal. End of story.

517 days ago
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