For James Holmes, “justice is death,” prosecutors said Monday in announcing they will seek his execution if he is convicted in the Colorado movie theater attack that killed 12 people.
Prosecutors said Thursday 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.
Over the past several weeks, prosecutors in the Aurora movie theater shooting case have been speaking to the 70 people injured in the rampage and survivors of the 12 killed to ask whether they want suspect James Holmes to be executed if convicted.
The man who struck and killed a police officer over the Memorial Day weekend in 2012 pleaded guilty on Friday.
A Colorado judge can schedule the state’s first execution in 15 years after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from an inmate who killed four people at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1993.
The suspect in the Colorado movie theater killings returns to court this week for a hearing that might be the closest thing to a trial the victims and their families will get to see.
The judge overseeing the case of accused theater shooting suspect James Holmes has approved a request from prosecutors to discuss the case with the new district attorney.
There will be a new district attorney looking to prosecute Aurora movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes next year.