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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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Mike Smith    

ban guns. This never happens in canada, no access, no problem. Worst he could have done, being mentally ill, is stab one or two people before getting taken down. Guns is the problem. Its the only thing you can control.

715 days ago
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lexlugar    

james holmes does not deserve death penalty he is the same as every ony im sorry for everyones loss i really am but he doesnt deserve dp and thats horriable

706 days ago
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dewdrop    

I'm tired of supporting murderers - how could one not be insane to do this! ! ! why make him wait to get his fate?

703 days ago
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Dallas Wins    

Heart felt condolences this family. I absolutely agree, holmes wasn't too mentally ill to be a successful student, productive member of society, or methodically think out and plan this horrific attack. We continually allow these types of tragic events to happen, by excusing maniacs behavior as "insane." This psycho's desire to kill people does not make him insane, it makes him evil excrement who deserves to DIE for his crimes. Holmes absolutely, 100% understood that his actions would result in innocent people being murdered. Society has to stop making excuses for the actions of evil men. Make an example out of Holmes, or these types of tragedies will never end. Sentence him to the death penalty, and let him suffer in jail as much as his victims did until the day he's led to the electric chair and sent to hell where he belongs!

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