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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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The moment bozo decided to kill people, his life was over anyway, he really doesn't give a damn about being dead or alive, he is already dead inside. If this ugly chav full of tattoos thinks she will heal and feel better after he is dead, she is really stupid. Anyway, isn't she getting a load crap of money and trying to profit as some trailer trash model? she is so full of hate that she is no better than the killer

812 days ago

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

I hope she makes a full recovery. And everybody else who is suffering from James Holmes' horrible acts, victims and families of victims.

I understand her feelings, but she's wrong. The justice system is called the JUSTICE system, not the "revenge system", for a reason. If we allow "special "treatment" before the law, positive or negative, for or against anybody, our society will be damaged in the worst way. We'd be no better than Iran or North Korea if we allowed that to happen.

812 days ago


first, tie him up and let the victims visit him, and decide what they want to do with him..

811 days ago

Bob A    

Are you people a little off from center. I am talking about those who wmpathizee with this POS. He obviously knew to protect himself from the harm of getting shot - ergo not insane. Why waste empathy on hime when there are twelve dead and many injured. Throw him in a hole he has to dig and let him starve.

811 days ago


A lot of these comments are disgusting. Leave her alone already!

811 days ago


You people are trash and have no value to society. Chris Brown deserves a slow painful death

687 days ago
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