FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Prosecutors Seek Death for James Holmes

April 01, 2013  | 

Screenshot via CBS News.
Screenshot via CBS News.

Arapahoe (Colo.) County prosecutors will seek capital punishment for James Holmes after concluding that "justice is death" for the man who allegedly killed 12 people and injured 58 in the Aurora theater massacre.

"It is my determination and my intention that in this case, for James Eagan Holmes, justice is death," Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said at a Monday court hearing, reports the Denver Post.

District Judge Carlos A. Samour set a trial date of Feb. 2, 2014 for what is expcted to be a four-month trial.

Holmes' attorneys had attempted to avoid a possible death penalty by seeking a plea agreement for life in prison for a guilty plea. That agreement was rejected Friday.

Tags: Death Penalty Cases, 2012 Aurora Shooting, Sentencing


Comments (5)

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

garyjansen @ 4/1/2013 7:04 PM

jameseaganschouldnot get the death pentalty he schould get
life without parole what wood jesusdo garyjjansen

Sgt. Mike @ 4/1/2013 7:23 PM

Death is the only sentence fitting enough for this guy IMHO. Life in prison only serves to provide him with a platform to exalt himself. He would become another Charles Manson.

Retired deputy @ 3/31/2013 7:44 PM

The problem with the death penalty is he will spent up to 15 years on death row and cost the state millions in appeals. I think there should be set time for appeal and once it runs out that's it. I'm surprised he didn't get off on a insanity plea.

Doug James @ 4/2/2013 1:17 AM

The death sentence law in Colorado is just a formality. When was the last time anyone was put to death in Colorado? I'm ex-L.E. from the Denver-Metro area, and do not see it ever happening. Remember Nathan Dunlap the Chucky Cheese shooter/killer. Still alive and living large. Just another way for the Colorado Liberal Judical System to act as if their doing something other than screwing up killers release dates.

RICHARD ISAACS @ 4/6/2013 7:09 PM

no plea bargains prosecutor. do your job, go all the way and gas this sob.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Brazilian Officer Killed in Bike Crash at World Police and Fire Games
Fighting tears at a vigil Friday evening, teammates remembered a police investigator from...
N.J. Boy's 'Honk for USA' Sign Draws Impromptu Parade From Police, Firefighters
A sudden parade of sirens and lights came streaming through the corner of Franklin Street...
Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Killing New Orleans Officer
The suspect accused of killing New Orleans police officer Daryle Holloway, pleaded not...
San Francisco Killing Sparks National Outrage, Likely Political Fallout
The barrage of outraged tweets from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump decrying the...
Video: LAPD Officer Saves Man Choking Inside Restaurant
An LAPD officer is being called a hero after saving a choking man's life. Officer Mark...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine