US cinema killer ‘may plead guilty’

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Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 cinema-goers last July in Aurora, Colorado, say he is prepared to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. The attorneys said in a court motion that James Holmes,25,was “currently willing to resolve the case”. Prosecutors are expected to announce next Monday whether they will pursue capital punishment. The attack,at a midnight screening of Batman film The Dark Knight Rises,was one of America’s worst mass shootings. The accused is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. A judge entered a not guilty plea for Mr Holmes on 12 March after lawyers said he was not ready to plead.
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