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Old 04-01-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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The news says the trial could last up to four months! I feel sorry for anyone chosen to sit on that jury.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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Sure would save us a lot of money. Your thoughts?
How would that save us anything? It costs more than 10x more to execute a guy than it does to warehouse him for life.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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How would that save us anything? It costs more than 10x more to execute a guy than it does to warehouse him for life.
You're right, and a lot of people don't realize this. It's actually affecting sentencing in some states:

To execute or not: A question of cost? - US news - Crime & courts | NBC News
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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If convicted and recieve the death penalty, the prisoner can give up the appeals process. South Carolina executed 5 prisoners in 1996 who voluntarily gave up appeals to hasten their executions at the Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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There is some possibility that Holmes could get off because of mental illness (he would then go to a mental hospital--but could possibly be "cured" in several years). Note--he had been going to a psychiatrist.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Clearly insane

Think the prosecution's wrong on this one.

Should have taken the plea, saved a lot of time and money.

If they think Jodi Arias is somewhat mentally challenged and the death penalty is a debate, this guy? He clearly has a history of mental illness.

(I feel sorry and sad for all parties in this one).
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:13 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Less than 1% chance.

Colorado has only performed one execution, it was on someone who waived their appeals, and on Oct. 13, 1997 (over 15 years ago), but they do have four on death row. The common standard is that a state or country is unlikely to perform any further executions after ten years without an execution (only Idaho and Utah, lower population states than Colorado, have pulled that off, as well as a few small countries with no executions for 10-15 years). Even if he does get the death penalty, he'll likely die in prison of a non-execution cause. He should get life in prison (I am against the death penalty; punish HOLMES, not his family), although if I were a judge I'd give him 100 years without parole for each death and 10 for each non-fatal injury. That would add up to 1,780 years... but this is the kind of depraved action that deserves an extremely long sentence.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Walton County, GA
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The justice system at work. Let's make something completely improbable a cornerstone of our case. And then let's watch it tie the case up for weeks, if not months, costing the taxpayers more and more $$$. Gotta love it!
We still have one of the best justice systems out there. We all may know, but we dont really know. We were not there. He deserves a trial. If you were ever accused of something, you also, would accept your right to a trial in front of you peers.



I personally don't believe in the death penalty. Not my place to sentence a man do death unless its in self defense.

Lock him up with the big boys. They will take care of him.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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He blatantly planned and enacted mass slaughter in public against a group of innocent civilians. Was he right of mind? Of course not. Nobody sane would engage in such sociopathic activity without affect. He should be punished to the fullest extent. There is no doubt about his motives and no reason to deem him a victim of his own mind. Also, the court has to keep in mind a sense of relativity, whether they can soundly judge pre-conceived homicide to be punishable comparatively to accidental vehicular manslaughter.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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He's as clearly insane as any killer I've ever seen. It's not right to execute the mentally ill.
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