Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 4:12 pm
By Eyder Peralta
The attorneys for James Holmes, who is alleged to have walked into a crowded Colorado movie theater and opened fire, killing 12 and wounding nearly 60, say he is willing to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.
Colorado's 9 News reports that his defense attorneys made the offer public in a two-page filing that says the prosecution has yet to accept the offer because "it may choose to pursue the death penalty."
Maisha Fields Pollard testifies against repealing the death penalty. Her brother's murderers are on death row. Her mother Rep Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) is running a competing bill
An especially personal issue for some lawmakers, a bill to repeal the death penalty in Colorado got its first committee hearing at the capitol Tuesday. After a long debate the committee delayed a vote on the measure.