By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The mother of Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes says in a new book that she prays prosecutors "stop this quest for death" and allow her son to plead guilty and avoid possible execution, a California newspaper reported on Monday. Details of Arlene Holmes' book were disclosed in an interview that she and her husband, Bob, granted to the Del Mar Times, in which the couple maintained that their son is mentally ill and his life should be spared. James Holmes, 27, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder stemming from a shooting rampage at a cinema in suburban Denver in July 2012. Twelve moviegoers were killed and 70 others wounded when Holmes opened fire inside the theater during a midnight viewing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty for the southern California native if he is convicted.
Indiana Republicans pledged on Monday to clarify a new "religious freedom" law, while similar proposals stalled in Georgia and North Carolina after businesses and activists said such measures could be used to discriminate against gays. Arkansas lawmakers, however, signaled they would move forward with their own bill, even after Indiana was rebuked by companies and executives including Wal-Mart Stores Inc , Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, and Eli Lilly and Co . Indiana's law, signed by Governor Mike Pence last week, was perceived as going further than those passed in 19 other states, giving businesses a right to refuse services on religious grounds.
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Chris Mullin has agreed to a deal to become the next head coach at St. John's, multiple sources told ESPN.
Junior forward Montrezl Harrell and sophomore guard Terry Rozier are planning to enter the NBA draft, coach Rick Pitino said Monday.
Alabama coach Nick Saban would not apologize for signing Jonathan Taylor, but he did say Monday that he was "very, very sorry for the way this worked out."