James Holmes Offers To Plead Guilty To Avoid Death Penalty

According to his lawyers.

Pool / Reuters

Accused Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes listens at his arraignment on March 12.

BREAKING: Lawyers say Colorado theater shooting suspect offers to plead guilty to avoid death penalty.— The Associated Press

During Holmes’ arraignment two weeks ago, the judge entered a standard not-guilty plea on the suspected Aurora shooter’s behalf. Holmes’ defense team was apparently unprepared to enter a plea at the time.

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