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James Holmes deserves to die for what he did, according to prosecutors who announced today they are seeking the death penalty for the mass murderer.

Arapahoe County (Colo.) D.A. George Brauchler explained, “It is my determination and intention that in the case of James Eagan Holmes, justice is death.”

The announcement comes in the wake of a deal offered by Holmes’ team, in which he would plead guilty to murdering 12 people in exchange for life in prison.

The deal didn’t sit well with prosecutors, who accused his camp of leaking the offer to the media “for the intended purpose of generating predictable publicity.”


Prosecutors also told Holmes, who may or may not have converted to Islam, to go pound sand, stating a criminal of this horrific nature deserves no mercy.

His shooting spree killed 12 people and wounded 58 others last July.

Holmes’ lawyers are expected to argue that the 25-year-old was legally insane at the time and cannot humanely be sentenced to death. Do you agree? Vote:

Should James Holmes get the death penalty?