Ex-prosecutor: Death Penalty Decision Wrenching In Colorado Shooting Case

By: National AP
By: National AP

DENVER (AP) -- Suspected Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is willing to spend the rest of his life in prison if it means there's no chance he'll be executed.

Now prosecutors have to decide whether that's a deal they're willing to make.

Holmes' attorneys disclosed in a court filing Wednesday that their client has offered to plead guilty to killing 12 people at a midnight movie, but only if there's no chance he'll be executed.

As prosecutors try to decide, they'll likely be listening to the families of the victims and survivors. Several of them were divided on Wednesday on whether prosecutors should accept the plea bargain.

In addition to the 12 killed, 70 were injured, some seriously.


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