Justice for the Shooting: What Should Be James Holmes' Sentence?

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    I'm wondering what you guys think should happen to accused gunman James Holmes. Should he face the death sentence? Spend life in prison? Be sent to a mental ward? Something else? Post what you think should happen to him below.
     
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    Death by firing squad
     
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    First degree murder = Death penalty in Colorado. Doesn't matter what anyone thinks.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    We do not know all of the facts at this time.

    What if some doctor prescribed a drug that made Holmes a wackadoodle? It happens more than you may think. Many suicides can be attributed to the taking of a wide variety of powerful psycotropic drugs for a wide variety of ailments.

    One of my doctors recently prescribed a drug to relax better so I could sleep better as I am recooperating from some back pain. The drug made me feel VERY srtrange and I quit taking it. It may turn out that this very normal guy was taking some prescribed medicine that made him paranoid, anti social and lose his empathy for others.

    I have no proof obviously..but the fact remains that this was clearly a "good" smart student with no history of abuse and he clearly flipped out.

    I would want to explore ALL of the factors before deciding on his punnishment. It may very well turn out that his physician and a drug company may be the one's getting dished out some justice.
     
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    If proven guilty there can be no real justice, just kill him by whatever means are used there and put him out of everyones misery.
     
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    12 consecutive life sentences in genpop
     
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    He will probably get the death sentence and end up life in prison
     
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    I agree with everything that you said. To me, it makes absolutely no sense that a perfectly bright student would do what he did. There has to be some sort of mental illness behind what he did. No normal person would decide to shoot innocent people like he did.

    As for the punishment he should receive, I think that he shouldn't get the death penalty. I think this is partially what he wants (he wants to be a martyr, why surrender so readily like he did?). However, I do not think that he should be let off. If there were a such thing, I would like to see him in prison for the rest of his life, but that he would also get help for his mental illness. I think that this would be punishment enough for what he did, and that seeking the death sentence may be too harsh in this case, depending on the fact that he could very well possibly be severely mentally ill.
     
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    If Colorado has the death penalty he should get that.
     

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