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Colo. judge enters not guilty plea for suspect in massacre

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The judge in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting case entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of James Holmes on Tuesday after the former graduate student’s defense team said he was not ready to enter one.

If Holmes is convicted, he could be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison. Judge William Sylvester said Holmes, 25, can change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity later, if he chooses.

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