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Shooting Victim's Brother

James Holmes Deserves

DEATH PENALTY

7/31/2012 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Holmes should be sentenced to death ... after suffering in prison for many, many years ... so says the brother of one of the victims in the Colorado massacre.

TMZ spoke with Steven Hernandez ... whose sister Rebecca Wingo was shot and killed, along with 11 other people, during the midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" earlier this month.

32-year-old Wingo leaves behind two young daughters.

Prosecutors say they will consider pursuing the death penalty for Holmes -- but will not make a decision until they speak with the families of the victims.

Hernandez has already made up his mind -- explaining, "My sister Rebecca was killed in the theater. My mother is bereft, my wife is distraught and I am heartsick and angry."

"Allow the justice system to punish this murderer. I want to see him sentenced to death and I hope he sits in jail many years waiting to die."

Holmes has been charged with 142 counts for the shooting -- including 24 counts of 1st degree murder.

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Seriously309    

What a disgrace TMZ to the victim by putting her image like that next to his. NEVER EVER reading your site again and I hope this family boycotts you!!!

628 days ago
17.

Oh A 💛💋    

Stop debating about how this killer will spend the rest of his life ! I say death penalty it is ! But then I think death is to nice for him ! I say he deserves to be torture for all he's done ! Something so horrible that he will be beggeging for mercy !

628 days ago
18.

Jordan    

Unfortantly in Colorado even if James gets the death penalty he will more likely be a life sentence with the exception he will spend 23.5 hours a day in a tiny jail cell instead of general population.

628 days ago
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wep123    

Since when do we kill the mentally ill? He should not get death. People are so ignorant on this forum which is probably why you're reading TMZ in the first place!

628 days ago
20.

Angie    

I really wish you guys would STOP posting that monsters picture with every freakin story! We know what a hideous demon he is...stop glorifying it and giving him fame...honor and publish the victims not the piece of **** that did it

628 days ago
21.

Honeys Booboo    

Indeed an elegant choice of wardrobe.
Perhaps the chap is a barrister, for he
most certainly exhibits the sharp rapier wit
of a doctor of jurisprudence.

628 days ago
22.

Lothandra    

im not a strong believer in the death pen but there are cases like this one i feel need the death pen. this guys is far from insane to much thought went into his actions. to many injured and dead to let him just sit in jail for life death is a good thing is this case

628 days ago
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writenow    

The problem with this, (understandably he is allowed his rage) is the death penalty is executing a loon, who it appears, seems to have noticed he's a loon and wrote his shrink. You want a story TMZ, check out the "Doctor" he was seeing.

628 days ago
24.

ferchus    

no one deserves death penalty, he is mentally ill.

628 days ago
25.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

I don't think he should have expressed this to TMZ and i disagree.

628 days ago
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deborah mcdermott    

i agree this sicko needs the death penalty, but i am sure he will plead insanity to try and get a lesser sentence. this guy deserves death and nothing less. all these killers use the insanity plea, but they are not, they know exactly what they are doing. holmes is a monster and monsters should die!!!!!

628 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Sociopaths don't suffer.

628 days ago
28.

Lifekix    

Thats what's wrong with Americans sometimes, this guy obviously needs execution, yet the easier way out is to argue the death penalty is against his rights. Stop killing people across the world with black water, and bring em back to clean up the dog **** in your back yard. Killing any other person in any other country wouldn't stand on this site. The Syrian village that got wiped out last week wasn't on this site. Is that person worried abou5t jail time or death penalty? No cause he runs the ****. Kill em stop glorifying him and get on witH the kat dennings pics!

628 days ago
29.

whatever    

I wish that Holmes had killed himself or the police kill him in a standoff because I'm already sick of hearing about all of this crap.

628 days ago
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ferchus    

no one deserves the death penalty, he is mentally ill.

628 days ago
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