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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.

258 COMMENTS

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46.

Brad    

I'm pro-death penalty, but I just don't see the point.

23 hours a day locked in a tiny concrete cell with no sunlight, human interaction, or chance at parole is a sentence far worse than death in my opinion.

Not to mention, it IS cheaper to keep someone locked up for life.

724 days ago
47.

T    

i say put him in with the general population in jail and let his fellow inmates take care of the problem.

724 days ago
48.

gamepro    

he does deserve the death penalty because killing 12 people let alone 1 qualify's that and everyday is closer until we hear if he gets jail for life or the lethal injection

724 days ago
49.

rsmik    

She sounds so intelligent.

723 days ago
50.

Gigidag    

Poor thing. Looks so painful

723 days ago
51.

Rob    

My goodness! Someone held that poor woman down and put a stupid tattoo on her!

723 days ago
52.

Iman    

life in prison and a daily dose of the autopsy photos to boot .

723 days ago
53.

parlayer    

Death by a thousand tattoo's, tattoo the names of victims on the inside of his eyelids.

723 days ago
54.

srsly    

Making fun of celebrities is one thing, but how do you people (commenters) sleep at night making fun of people who are just like you, who happened to cross paths with a very unfortunate event? Aren't there times you can be the bigger freaking person and keep your opinions about some one's look to yourself? This is not someone who asked to be known - this is just you, but for the grace of the universe.

If we want to reduce the random acts of violence in the world, it's going to have to start with seeing other humans as real people on a basic, everyday level. Your mockery of his victims endorses his actions.

723 days ago
55.

jokerchick    

she was shot in the back with a shotgun and she's alive, able to stand AND take pictures in the mirror? I somehow thought shotguns left giant holes in the body...looks like a bunch of pellets from a bee bee gun but whatevs, she's alive

723 days ago
56.

MissKG    

Let's see, she just had to be there on opening night of the most violent movie of the year, and now she's screaming bloody murder for what she went through. Sounds like she is part of the problem with the cycle of violence in this country. Stop supporting such violent movies, television shows and video games.

723 days ago
57.

Jay W.     

Full of holes and full of tattoos. Get well !

723 days ago
58.

Gretel    

You just know he's going for the insanity plea, and there's a good chance he is insane but that doesn't negate the carnage he caused. Even rabid dogs were once nice lovable happy little balls of tail wagging fur but when they become rabid they are shot dead on sight. He should be shot dead in the street like the rabid animal he is instead of being able to spend his life in institutional luxury.

723 days ago
59.

Dennis Johnson    

West Coast Baby post #1.I live very close to John Hinckley and he now walks the streets of Williamsburg,Va as if he was a free man.This thing that killed and wounded all those people at the Batman Movie should be" HANGED" just like they did the Nazis and every other low life murderer.

723 days ago
60.

Level34    

They were some bad wounds. But Wow, I didn't know that trailer parks had a an upstairs. Huh...

723 days ago
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