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AURORA Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for James Holmes Holmes in prelim court on January 7, 2013. (Pool photo by Bill Robles)

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for James Holmes

Prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty for James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. “For James Eagan Holmes, justice is death,” the district attorney reportedly told the courtroom. Holmes’s lawyers had offered to have their client plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, but prosecutors rejected the offer, deciding instead to go to trial. Holmes’s attorneys are expected to argue that he was legally insane at the time of the rampage.

April 1, 2013 6:28 AM