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James Holmes Survivor

'Batman' Shooter Deserves

SLOW, PAINFUL DEATH

8/1/2012 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Batman" shooter James Holmes doesn't just deserve the death penalty ... he deserves the worst, most painful death possible -- so says one of the survivors of the massacre.

22-year-old Carli Richards -- whom Holmes shot in the back with a shotgun -- tells TMZ, "I think death by firing squad would be totally justified ... Just injecting him is painless."

She says, "I had enough needles in me that night to know that a needle isn't that bad. I want him to see what it feels like ... I wish someone would shoot him and let him bleed out."

She adds, "He shot me with stuff they use to shoot birds and deer. I want him to feel what it's like to feel that helpless."

Thankfully, Carli and her boyfriend made it to safety before Holmes could kill them -- but Carli says she's still in a lot of pain, and can't go back to work yet with her current injuries.

Carli is the second person affected by the massacre to call for Holmes' death. TMZ broke the story yesterday, the brother of a woman killed in the shooting also demanded the death penalty.

It's worth noting because prosecutors have said they will only consider pursuing the death penalty with support from the victims' families.

Holmes was charged Monday with 142 crimes stemming from the Colorado shooting -- including 24 1st degree murder counts, and 116 counts of attempted murder.

If he's found guilty of 1st degree murder, he faces the death penalty by lethal injection.

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faithkruse    

Yeah he deserves no mercy at all!

814 days ago
32.

laffnbear    

How many would truly want a man's blood on their hands? In truth, those on here playing the violence one-up-man-ship game would pass on pulling the trigger, No matter how much they embrace violent retribution when they are anonymous.
It is surprisingly difficult to kill another, unless it is self defence.

814 days ago
33.

jason    

I disagree with you all. We need to dig a bit deeper for nut jobs like this. Public Execution on Live TV broadcasting on every channel around the world. You pull this and its off with your head. People will think about what they do after they see his had fall off live....

814 days ago
34.

Dawn    

The death penalty is not used to detur, it is so that we the public CAN BE SURE he will never hurt again. For those of you who say he will get life in prision....Charles Manson GOT the death penalty, but was reduced to life when it was over turned in the state.....And who was just up for parole not too long ago.....CHARLIE. Death penalty is the only way to be sure he hurts no one again!

814 days ago
35.

Ashley    

I say skip the trial and just put him in general population and let the inmates do the job. I think the make shift weapons would hurt a little more anyway....

814 days ago
36.

spotlight    

Anyone who believes in that "Seamless Garment" Jesus stuff couldn't possibly fathom the death penalty unless they truly don't believe , , ,

Ever hear of "death by cop?" There are wackos out there who CRAVE this kind of publicity and will stop at nothing to get it.

814 days ago
37.

alyx    

Totally agree that he deserves to die painfully.

814 days ago
38.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

They're just reacting, they're emotional, they should be, and I would be too. When you speak of what "should" happen to him--violence, pain, suffering? At what point are you "even" with Holmes, and where is your highground when you get on level with a killer?

814 days ago
39.

Bay Area    

Im with here. Cut his Balls off slowly then blast him with bird shot from a distance that wont kill him at first then slowly move closer till he beggs for you to kill him then let him rott for a week letting scorpions feed on his punk ass till he slowley dies and goes to hell!!!

814 days ago
40.

the_truth_hurts    

heres another tatted up white trash POS that will become rich from this...i hope she has to repay all the welfare shes gotten over the years...

814 days ago
41.

awesomewave    

"What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' ******s, who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass."

814 days ago
42.

Bridget    

All you people dissing this girls tattoos and calling her trash should have probibly looked her up before saying such things. She is a four year Navy veteran. No matter your opinion on the death penalty, you might want to show a little more respect for someone who served this country.

814 days ago
43.

Sociopaths are Sad    

You take a person who is isolated & troubled ... you put him in a PhD program ... you add a dose of bullying ... & this is what you get.
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He felt like a misfit & identified with the Joker. Violent movies were his outlet & he identified with them.
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I'm not trying to exonerate him. I'm just saying that killing him will accomplish nothing. It will not deter anyone else, b/c when you are of the state of mind that he must have been at to do what he did ... nothing will deter you. Absolutely nothing.
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Killing him apparently costs more money than keeping him alive, in prison, for the rest of his life or until he is no longer a threat.
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Keeping him alive ... we can one day learn what made him do what he did. And prevent future violence like this from others.
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BECAUSE THERE WILL BE FUTURE VIOLENCE LIKE THIS.
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IF WE DON'T LEARN HOW TO TREAT ISOLATED, BULLIED, TROUBLED PEOPLE ... IT WILL KEEP HAPPENING OVER & OVER AGAIN.
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HE'S NOT A 1-OFF. THERE ARE OTHERS LIKE HIM. THEY JUST HAVEN'T BEEN THIS VIOLENT ... YET.

814 days ago
44.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

In medieval days it was all about boiling oil and drawing and quartering. I'll go for that.

814 days ago
45.

maria    

Listen to the lady.....she deserves a big say in it. Unfortunately, he will get life in prison on taxpayers money. Hopefully, someone in there will get him, they don't like baby killers in there.

814 days ago
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