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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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Erik    

If he is/was in fact insane, then he should not be put to death. If he was sane...off with his head.

568 days ago
17.

Decker    

I voted no because I think a lifetime of incarceration is worse than death.

568 days ago
18.

Tracy    

So the guy who set out to slaughter countless innocent people is afraid to die...un.believable.

568 days ago
19.

Elsa    

Tar and feather this brat

568 days ago
20.

Sapphiegirl    

Obviously this guy WANTS the death penalty! NO ONE GOES ON A SHOOTING RAMPAGE LIKE THAT AND EXPECTS TO LIVE! I'm sure he quite expected to be shot and killed by the responding police officers, instead he got arrested and a court date! FRY HIS ASS!

568 days ago
21.

Jenn    

What this guy did was absolutely horrible, but I don't know how anybody could question that he's mentally insane. He'll spend the rest of his life behind bars, but he won't get the death penalty.

568 days ago
22.

IceGypsy    

Anyone that kills another human being ( other than for self defense) is not right in the head. The dude planned it out for a long time. It was premeditated, he should get the maximum punishment allowed. In this case Death.

568 days ago
23.

beachgal    

Death penalty is a huge waste of taxpayers' $millions, in fact Colorado is contemplating repeal of DP due to exorbitant cost. It's all the fault of lawyers who drag appeals out for 20 years and legislators who won't put a limit on appeal time. Once convicted they should have 3 years max to appeal then give em the needle. Especially this creature.

568 days ago
24.

anonymous    

coward to the end. He's not sick either, just messed up in the damn head. Put him to death. He has absolutely no respect for human life whatsoever.

568 days ago
25.

tdr9    

The death penalty is an easy way out of this world. You do want this guy to get punished right???

568 days ago
26.

Mark    

The death penalty is a gift, he will linger in the courts for 20+ years and maybe someday get a humane shot that puts him to sleep. Or let him rot in the high level inmate world where every day he fears getting knives shoved in his neck, his head beat in with a padlock. Yea let him shake like a Chihuahua for 40 years and die a miserable life in prison.

568 days ago
27.

Ih8Taxes    

So it's OK to kill an innocent baby in the womb but it's not OK to kill this monster?

568 days ago
28.

IndyMike    

It's cheaper to give him life and stick him in a dark hole than it is to give him the death penalty. Years and years of appeal after appeal and maybe in 25 years he will be out to death. Just lock him up for life instead of continue to waste taxpayer dollars like our legal system always does. Life by yourself is much worse than death

568 days ago
29.

Prince Von A-Hole    

Listen to all the peace lovin Liberals wanting to KILL KILL KILL, See burnt dead bodies, KILL.
I thought the liberal way would be reform him let him out in a couple years and when he does it again take it out on law abiding legal gun owners

568 days ago
30.

Sjango    

Death penalty is the easy way out Let em rot in jail forever

568 days ago
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