Aurora Colorado Shooting

James Holmes to Hear if He Could Face Execution

Defense lawyers said that he would plead guilty if he could be sentenced to life without parole instead of the death penalty

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP)—After a week of legal twists and turns, James Holmes will find out Monday if he could face execution if convicted in the Colorado theater attack that killed 12 people.

Behind-the-scenes maneuvering erupted into a public quarrel between prosecutors and the defense over Holmes' public offer to plead guilty, but the two sides could still come to an agreement that would spare Holmes's life in exchange for spending the rest of his life in prison.