Aurora DA: Plea Deal 'Extremely Unlikely'
Prosecutors slam what they call a publicity stunt
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 29, 2013 3:50 AM CDT
Defense attorney Tamara Brady talks to defendant James Holmes during his arraignment in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.   (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool)

(Newser) – Prosecutors have all but nixed James Holmes' reported offer of a guilty plea to dodge the death penalty. They're "extremely unlikely" to accept the proposal without "specific access to information" on Holmes that, so far, his team has refused to provide, they say, per the Denver Post. What's more, "there is not—and has never been—an actual or unqualified 'offer' to plead guilty," prosecutors wrote in an angry filing yesterday accusing Holmes' team of a misleading publicity stunt.

The prosecutors' filing, signed by district attorney George Brauchler himself rather than a deputy, also took issue with defense suggestions about a lengthy series of pretrial hearings, among other concerns. Brauchler accused the defense of "an attempt to deliberately prejudice the public, witnesses, and victims against the People." Meanwhile, he called on the judge to reject a defense motion calling for action against the prosecution for allegedly leaking information to the press. Brauchler is poised to announce whether he'll seek the death penalty on Monday.

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Mar 30, 2013 2:30 PM CDT
And if this was handled differently, "Another insane murderer executed at the crime scene" (name withheld since we know idiots will simply do these acts partly for the news coverage) "The police were as usual brief and to the point, at minimal cost to the tax-payer" Maybe we'll bury less children this killing season? Have more funds to hire more teachers? Anyone know how ridiculously overworked teachers really are? My daughter (schoolteacher) says she will only work her contract till summer. It sucks, dad! 12 hr days? My God!
Mar 30, 2013 5:58 AM CDT
i wonder how many pleas for mercy this dirt bag turned down in the theatre ,no deal end it. its a waste of breath .
Mar 29, 2013 2:58 PM CDT
No deal fry this dirtbag! I want to see many years down the road when they pumping the chemcial in veins he still thinks he the badass Joker. Its and end to humain for him.