Prosecutors Not Ready to Reach Deal with CO Theater Shooting Suspect

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

HolmesProsecutors say they are not ready to accept an offer from Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for avoiding the death penalty.

In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors criticized defense attorneys for publicizing Holmes’ offer to plead guilty.

They say the defense hasn’t provided key details they need to consider a plea.

Legal experts say the case pivots on whether Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire in a packed theater in Aurora, killing 12 people.

Defense lawyers said Wednesday that Holmes told the district attorney’s office he would plead guilty if prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.

In their response, prosecutors said the disclosure of the offer by the defense was a publicity ploy that violated the judge’s gag order.


  • Just me

    I say let him plead guilty, & let someonr in prison kill him…

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  • batman

    Give him to me ill take him to arkam

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