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Colo. prosecutors seek execution for Holmes

Published On: Apr 01 2013 10:30:14 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 01 2013 07:24:12 PM CDT

Prosecutors say they will seek execution if James Holmes is convicted of a movie theater attack that killed 12 people, saying that for him, "justice is death."

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -

Prosecutors say they will seek execution if James Holmes is convicted of a movie theater attack that killed 12 people, saying that for him, "justice is death."
    
The decision came just days after prosecutors publicly rejected Holmes' offer to plead guilty if they took the death penalty off the table.
    
District Attorney George Brauchler said he had discussed the case with 60 people who lost relatives in the July 20 shooting rampage.
    
There was no audible reaction from the 25-year-old former neuroscience graduate student or from victims' families in the courtroom. Holmes' parents sat side by side in the gallery, clutching hands with fingers intertwined.
    
The trial was also pushed back from August to next February and Judge William B. Sylvester removed himself from the case.

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