Is there any doubt now that they will use the insanity defense? He will not be put to death, and as much as I support the death penalty, I believe in this case it is not appropriate. This young man is insane, and cannot comprehend what he has done, or even what is real and what is not. I wish someone had been there that day with a sidearm and a clear shot at him. It is amazing to me that in Arizona, there was not a CCW user present with the training to react, unconsciously, to the present threat of a violent lunatic, and put a bullet through his head to stop the threat. And before you ask, yes, had I been there and had the opportunity, I would have undoubtedly used my sidearm to stop the lunatic. Probably without much conscious thought at all (if any), until the threat had been stopped. I wonder about the timeline. 19 shots, and 18 hits. 9 seconds total? 9 seconds in which his attention would have been focused in one direction only. Enough time to react and possibly save a life or two, if you're within 20 yards or so of him when he starts his rampage. But now he will sit on a ward for the remainder of his natural life. That isn't justice, in my mind. At the same time, I don't think he would understand why we are putting him to death if we did level that sentence on him. He truly is insane. His crime is the perfect argument FOR the death penalty. His mind is the perfect argument AGAINST it. Vigilante justice was appropriate here. Its a shame we didn't have that opportunity.