James Holmes’ Guilty Plea Offer Rejected In Colorado Theater Shooting Case

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via BBC News

Prosecutors in the case of the Colorado cinema massacre have said they will not accept a plea offer from the suspect unless they have more information.

In a court filing, they accused defense lawyers for James Holmes of violating a gag order by making the offer public.

Mr Holmes is accused in the July attack that killed 12 and wounded dozens at a midnight film premiere.

On Wednesday, his lawyers said he would be willing to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty.

As they rejected the offer, prosecutors had not said whether they would pursue a capital punishment sentence as part of a trial.

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