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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    fry his ass
    I'd say let the prisoners do something different (starts with an f as well) to his ass



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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I'd say let the prisoners do something different (starts with an f as well) to his ass
    Turtle - I do not know what the costs are in Ohio, but here in Michigan we currently average about $35 grand a year to house somebody like this. And many prisoners live a very long time no matter how much special attention others may give them in prison. I recall the video with Chicago mass murderer Richard Speck where he and his little playmate described life behind bars as one continual vacation in Disney World for him.

    Forty years at 35 grand - sorry - but lets spend that on better things.
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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    He may have been ready to die in the moment and not now. Or he may still be ready to die, but his lawyers are now making the decision. I don't know how you can judge his mental state during the shooting simply by a plea deal...
    He wants to die on his own terms.

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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Turtle - I do not know what the costs are in Ohio, but here in Michigan we currently average about $35 grand a year to house somebody like this. And many prisoners live a very long time no matter how much special attention others may give them in prison. I recall the video with Chicago mass murderer Richard Speck where he and his little playmate described life behind bars as one continual vacation in Disney World for him.

    Forty years at 35 grand - sorry - but lets spend that on better things.
    your point is sound and well reasoned but the cost of a capital case-due to all the required appeals and the inevitable federal parallel appeals is far more expensive. I know, I used to work on such things



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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    He wants to die on his own terms.
    I don't know that this is so. I rather doubt that James Holmes knows what he wants and that he's competent to make decisions for himself. He's mentally ill. I am glad that he has legal representation and that his defense has been talking to the prosecutors.

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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea



    So he was OK with killing other innocent folks, but he does not want to die himself!

    What a crock of irony.
    The plea wasn't even accepted...

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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    I say take the guilty plea and give him life in prison. Justice will be served.
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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    Dood was never 'insane'. He planned the event, coordinated it, could express clear intent, devised an escape strategy, plotted a booby trap at his apartment designed to kill as many as he could. He was reasoned and rational and made clear choices. Evil intent does not make one insane.

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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I wonder if he is the one making this decision. He's not competent to, IMO. From your link: "Last week, his lawyers revealed that he was taken to a hospital psychiatric ward in November because he was considered a threat to himself. Holmes was held there for several days and spent much of the time in restraints."
    That's a show, put on for the court in case they don't take the plea deal. His lawyers have already announced that if the prosecution doesn't go for the plea deal, that they're going to go for an insanity defense.

    Eiher way, the notion that these clowns aren't afraid of dieing isn't entirely accurate.
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    Re: Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    I say take the guilty plea and give him life in prison. Justice will be served.
    I say refuse the plea, blow his insanity defense out of the water and send his ass to the gas chamber and let it be known to all the other goofy asses that might do this that the same fate awaits them.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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