Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for James...

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Friends of Aurora shooting victims applauded prosecutors' decision today to seek the death penalty for James Holmes, with one friend saying he wanted to be in the room if Holmes is executed.
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Apr 1, 2013
 
Personally, I think he should suffer in jail rather than be put to a humane death...he 'terrified' and 'tortured' those people in that theater...let him live with these same exact feelings one thousand times over in jail....
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Apr 1, 2013
 
But peple shouldn't have to waste their taxpayer dollars to keep the likes of him alive when it can go to helping the poor find jobs.

I say spare the victms and taxpayers and hurry up and execute him. No drawn out trial as this case is cut and dry.

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Apr 1, 2013
 
Death is too good for him, but I don't want MY tax dollars keeping his butt in jail the next 60 years, either.

He's squirming now though. He wanted a plea deal to take the death penalty off the table. Props to the prosecutors who denied that request!

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Let's not use the constitution for a tampon, shall we?

The right to due process is the same for a speeding ticket or a mass murder. The trial will last as long as it needs to. If you want to save money, then they should have taken the plea bargain. A short trial followed by life in prison is far cheaper than a full trial, the appeals, the eventual overturn of the sentence due to mental illness, etc.
Leah wrote:
But peple shouldn't have to waste their taxpayer dollars to keep the likes of him alive when it can go to helping the poor find jobs.
I say spare the victms and taxpayers and hurry up and execute him. No drawn out trial as this case is cut and dry.

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Leah wrote:
But peple shouldn't have to waste their taxpayer dollars to keep the likes of him alive when it can go to helping the poor find jobs.
I say spare the victms and taxpayers and hurry up and execute him. No drawn out trial as this case is cut and dry.
It costs way more to put him to death, than to give him life in prison. Chances are...he won't last the eight years in the population.

If we sentence him to death, he will have a minimum of 8 years on death row before his sentence is even seriously thought about taking place.
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Get That Fool wrote:
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It costs way more to put him to death, than to give him life in prison. Chances are...he won't last the eight years in the population.
If we sentence him to death, he will have a minimum of 8 years on death row before his sentence is even seriously thought about taking place.
Not if there is a mazimum of only one appeal, and he dies within a month. The case is pretty obvious, we don't need all those appeals. He was practically caught in the act.

I say shoot him after he is found guilty. The same goes for the kids who shot the baby in the stroller. End of story.

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Leah wrote:
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Not if there is a mazimum of only one appeal, and he dies within a month. The case is pretty obvious, we don't need all those appeals. He was practically caught in the act.
I say shoot him after he is found guilty. The same goes for the kids who shot the baby in the stroller. End of story.
Doesn't work like that Leah....he will have 'years and years' of appeals to work through....
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Doesn't work like that Leah....he will have 'years and years' of appeals to work through....
They should shorten appeals and execute him.

If he got LWOP, he won't be housed with the general population. He will be in a private cell. We would have to pay for that killer's medical, dental, and geriatric care for the rest of his life. Not to mention appeals, food, color tv, and room and board for the next 60 years. Plus, he can write letters, get media coverage for free at our expense. Is that what people want?

Then the victims suffer for lack of justice, and it sends a bad signal that there is no consequence if you kill
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Apr 1, 2013
 
cpeter1313 wrote:
Let's not use the constitution for a tampon, shall we?
The right to due process is the same for a speeding ticket or a mass murder. The trial will last as long as it needs to. If you want to save money, then they should have taken the plea bargain. A short trial followed by life in prison is far cheaper than a full trial, the appeals, the eventual overturn of the sentence due to mental illness, etc.
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I don't buy the mental illness excuse. He knew what he was doing and planned it.

That is nothing short of a cold blooded kller.
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Apr 1, 2013
 
cpeter1313 wrote:
If you want to save money, then they should have taken the plea bargain.
I'd rather pay for 'prolonged legal maneuvering' to keep this massive (oh, yeah-alleged) murderer on schedule for his death date, then keep 'it' alive till it died of natural causes.

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Get That Fool wrote:
Personally, I think he should suffer in jail rather than be put to a humane death...he 'terrified' and 'tortured' those people in that theater...let him live with these same exact feelings one thousand times over in jail....
There are no "same, exact feelings" in prison. No one enters a cell with semi-automatic weapons and starts shooting at random. The realization of a sentence of death and knowing your day and time of it should be torture enough. After all, no one is supposed to know that. Plus, save us all a little tax dollars in the process.
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Apr 2, 2013
 
Colorado should also have the firing squad as an option, in case it runs out of lethal drugs by the time of his execution date.

The firing squad is a cheap quick fail safe method no one talks about anymore.

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There are no "same, exact feelings" in prison. No one enters a cell with semi-automatic weapons and starts shooting at random. The realization of a sentence of death and knowing your day and time of it should be torture enough. After all, no one is supposed to know that. Plus, save us all a little tax dollars in the process.
The feelings of trauma, victimization, fear and undying uncertainty as he made his victims and their families feel.

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