Attorneys for the Colorado theater shooting suspect suggested in a court filing Monday that they might be considering entering a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity over their client’s objections.
Prosecutors in the deadly Colorado theater shootings say that if suspect James Holmes is convicted, they will argue he should be executed because one of the victims was a child and because the attack was an ambush.
The teenager who confessed to killing Jessica Ridgeway set the stage for a potential court battle.
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.
The judge in the Colorado theater shootings is requiring a New York-based reporter to attend a hearing Monday, when he will hear arguments on whether she must testify about her confidential sources for a story on the suspect.
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.
CBS4’s legal analyst says pursuing a death penalty case in the James Holmes murder trial could be risky for both the defense and prosecution.
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.
Lawyers for the Colorado theater shooting suspect have indicated their client might plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
A Colorado lawmaker wants to make it much harder for a defendant to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.