Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for James Holmes

    This courtroom sketch shows James Holmes being escorted by a deputy as he arrives at preliminary hearing in district court in Centennial, Colo., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Investigators say Holmes opened fire during the midnight showing of the latest Batman movie on July 20, killing 12 people and wounding dozens. (AP Photo/Bill Robles, Pool) TV OUT

    Holmes in prelim court on January 7, 2013. (Pool photo by Bill Robles)

    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.

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