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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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if this was a black man hell death be to him just like with george zimmerman he need to be put to death anytime a person shoot someone unarmed need to be put to death but peopel these days are soo happy for these type off people and praise them but if these was your child or anyone in your family that was killed for on reason just going to a stor or sitting in a movie theather will you want justice if this was all black men yall will break your neck to give him the chair insane or not so stop makeing up excuses fro people off other races when they commit crimes they are not insane tehy knew what they were doing they should not judge someone base on clothes pleaseee today's world is soo ****ed up and it's a shame our kids are growing up in a world what so many people such as jfk and martin luther king fought for so we all can be equal

781 days ago


WOW you people screaming "he deserves the worst, most painful death possible" are no better than he is.

781 days ago

Cheryl A.    

Lethal injection is too kind. Do to him what he did, fire repeatedly, some shooting to hit his arms and legs, some shooting to hit a wall and make him wonder when his time is up. An eye for an eye.

781 days ago

Honeys Booboo    

All she needs now is to make that guppy-face mouth,
and she'll be as cool as all the other cam-whores.

781 days ago


Finally someone speaks the truth..could not agree more, this country is way to damn liberal and kind to s***bags like Holmes..torture them and people like Sandusky as well, they gave up their civil rights

781 days ago


He probably will be sent to a mental hospital/prison. Saw a show about it and it's nothing like a regular prison.

781 days ago

Mr. Bob    

I would rather have him suffer the rest of his life with 100% solitary confinement in the smallest cell made with no light, no bedding and nothing but a bucket that he has to clean himself. Food restricted to just enough to keep him alive and ZERO human contact.

781 days ago


All these people are against the death penalty until they or their loved ones get shot or hurt! You shouldnt change your opinion just because of that. The death penalty is just wrong.

781 days ago


I think this total psychopath will no doubt be guilty of planned, premeditated mass murder. He was not crazy at all. Just evil. Crazy people don't meticulously plan out mass murders and set up complicated booby traps to kill cops with as they come through the door. This guy is a lot like Osama Bin Laden and Charles Manson. He's a sadistic, murdering terrorist who probably thoroughly enjoyed shooting all those people.

Bottom line, until his death penalty date finally comes in 10 years or whatever, I'd like see him thrown into the SUPERMAX prison in a tiny, isolated cell right next to the other terrorists there. There's a Supermax prison right there in Colorado. They say that life in a Supermax prison is literally "hell on earth". That's what this monster deserves.

781 days ago


Cover him in honey, tie him to a tree in Grizzly country and let the bears have him.

781 days ago


why do we only have lethal injection? give him the damn chair and cook him extra-crispy!!

781 days ago


Cruft ion.

781 days ago

Your Mom    

I also do not agree that an injection is justification. She is totally correct. I also don' think he should be locked up forever while taxes are feeding him, clothing him and giving him medical care. He KNEW what he was doing. He planned this over time. He may be crazy but not too crazy to stand trial.

781 days ago


you guys do realize that James Holmes is a patsy and is not responsible, right? It was the gov't..CIA to be exact. Why have we seen no video footage of this person at the back door? There are sooo many unanswered questions.

781 days ago


I wonder how many people in the theatre that night, or families of people that were there, that were against the death penalty have suddenly had a change of heart about it.

781 days ago
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