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James Holmes Survivor

'Batman' Shooter Deserves


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

"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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Death, even by firing squad, would be too quick. Throw him in the Florence SuperMax and let him rot away in perpetual solitude. Even the most hardened criminals crack in that place.

820 days ago


I hope all the families come forward with the same feelings. He must not be allowed to live, especially with ANY kind of benefits in prison. I am do disgusted that Joren Van Der Sloot is allowed to marry and receive mail and have some kind of life after his victims lay dead. This s*** Holmes already has a posse of crazed women ready and willing to take care of him in prison. Sick. Shouldn't be allowed at all.

820 days ago


Eye for an eye the American way!

820 days ago

Honeys Booboo    

Tattooing yourself up like a frigging pea****...
this was apparently all just a hunting accident.

820 days ago

Bitch Pudding    

This bitch is so crazy. She's all about 15 minutes of fame. She wrote some lame ass, grandiose bull**** on her blog about that night. It sickened everyone that I shared it with. She basically called everyone that was killed idiots because they didn't "fight or flee" as she calls it.

I DO agree that James Holmes should receive the death penalty and feel very sorry for the victims and their families.

However, these people who are just trying to get some sort of fame or money (ie: lawsuit) make me just as fckin sick.

820 days ago


Bitch shut it! I didn't see any news about the people who survived the american bombings in Irak and Afghanistan. who the **** gave those soldiers the right to take those lifes. I hope you americans keep killing each other like this, it's ****ing hilarious.

820 days ago

Honeys Booboo    

"Carli says she's still in a lot of pain,
and can't go back to work yet..."
Somehow I think this is all going to
work out quite well for her.

820 days ago


If they want him to die might as well die painfully

820 days ago


I just cant understand why people think that death is an appropriate penalty for society's worst crimes. With the death penalty, the criminal's misery is ended immediately. Surely a real punishment would be the hellish torment of living with what you have done for the rest of your life? Death is the easy option. Why cant you death-penalty-mongers see this? Its so obvious to me!

820 days ago



820 days ago


Stoning is a form of capital punishment whereby a group throws stones at a person until the person dies. No individual among the group can be identified as the one who kills the subject, yet everyone involved plainly bears some degree of moral culpability.

820 days ago


Very good point!!

820 days ago


He isn't insane...he is EVIL. There is a difference. He didn't just act out and have some episode...this disgusting POS plotted and planned and's a waste of tax payer dollars to even feed him on a daily basis! FRY HIM NOW!!!

820 days ago


My GOD that fiend, he tattooed all those things on her, oh wait the dumb bitch did those her self.

820 days ago


I agree he should be executed in a very painful way so it will be a horrific example what will happen to you if you go on a shooting spree and kill innocent children, teenagers and adults. I bet every murderer would think twice committing an act of violence if he knew what awaited him.

820 days ago
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