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Colorado Will Seek Death Penalty for Holmes

 
Colorado Will Seek Death Penalty for Holmes
Posted April 1st, 2013 @ 11:01am by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Prosecutors in the Aurora shooting case are seeking the death penalty for James Holmes, they announced in court today, according to the AP. The decision isn't entirely a surprise; District Attorney George Brauchler has a death penalty lawyer on his team, and he had already essentially nixed a defense offer of a guilty plea in exchange for dropping the possibility of execution.

Also today, officials will announce whether Fox News reporter Jana Winter will be required to testify about her sources following a story that broke the case's gag order.

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