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Colorado prosecutors will seek death penalty in movie theater massacre
Fox News ^ | April 1, 2013

Posted on 04/01/2013 8:41:14 AM PDT by Zakeet

After a week of legal twists and turns, James Holmes learned Monday that he will face execution if convicted in the Colorado theater attack that killed 12 people.

George Brauchler, a prosecutor in the case, told the court that his office decided on seeking the death penalty after consulting 800 victims and family members. He said he spoke to 60 victims himself.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; holmes; massacre

1 posted on 04/01/2013 8:41:14 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Good.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 8:42:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Zakeet

One thing the Californians haven’t yet managed to screw up in this formerly great state. I’m sure to soon be expecting a future bill that bans the death penalty, however.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 8:46:59 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Zakeet

Good, that was quick. Too bad it’s not working that way with the Fort Hood shooter Hasan.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 8:49:36 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Zakeet

Such a waste. Why go to the expense of a trial when clearly he is GUILTY. He & the Ft Hood murderer should just be
sentenced immediately.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 8:51:18 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: coloradan

One thing the Californians haven’t yet managed to screw up in this formerly great state. I’m sure to soon be expecting a future bill that bans the death penalty, however.

They will ban the death penalty, release felons early or with no time served but they will make innocent firearms owners guilty by fiat and throw the book at the law abiding citizen, yet reward lawbreakers with drivers licenses....

This state is starting to suck more and more and I am starting to feel sorry i moved here...


6 posted on 04/01/2013 9:08:52 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Zakeet
George Brauchler, a prosecutor in the case, told the court that his office decided on seeking the death penalty after consulting 800 victims and family mem

He had to talk to 800 people to decide on the death penalty?

7 posted on 04/01/2013 9:13:45 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Zakeet

Why execute this poor man. According to the Colorado Government it was the guns and magazines that bear the responsibility.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 9:20:07 AM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Zakeet

He should already be dead and buried in a paupers grave with no name on the tomb stone!


9 posted on 04/01/2013 9:22:36 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Zakeet
Fat chance in the new blue Colorado.

Rather, he will achieve celebrity status with a 'life' sentence in an enlightened 'prison'.

I expect to see this &#*@&!! poor misunderstood product of the system interviewed by Barbara Walters or Oprah in a few years. By then the masses will have been indoctrinated to believe it is Bush's fault.

10 posted on 04/01/2013 9:26:47 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: GraceG

... and in-state tuition. Oh wait, they already did that one.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 9:30:14 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Zakeet

Even if Holmes is convicted of capital murder, it will likely be decades of appeals before any justice will be done. The death penalty would be more meaningful if after reasonable appeals it could be actually carried out. With our current system his execution in say 2030 wouldn’t have much impact as the horrendous crime he committed will have been long forgotten.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 9:34:07 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Zakeet
pfffttt... our lily-livered Governor is already making noises that he's going to overturn the death penalty here in Colorado. Thanks CA transplants, you can all leave this state now.
13 posted on 04/01/2013 9:34:43 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Zakeet

The DA is an idiot!

Why he is engaging in political grandstanding at the victims’ expense?

James Holmes will never be executed. I wish the prosecution had accepted the plea offer.

If I was the victims’ families, I don’t want to wait til I grow old and die to see justice done.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 9:57:35 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FES0844

I agree - I’m pro death penalty.

But if it means waiting twenty years to execute a murderer, I prefer life imprisonment.

For me, the finality of punishment is more important than a politician’s need to look tough to the voters.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 10:00:52 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: The Great RJ

Yup. That’s exactly why George Brauchler is doing the victims’ families a disservice.

It takes decades to execute a murderer - and they can die well before their execution date any way of natural causes.

He’s just inflicting more pain and uncertainty on people who need it least.

I’d have told him as long as Holmes never gets out of prison, its good enough for me.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 10:05:21 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: from occupied ga

The SOB did it to secure his re-election. DAs first and foremost are political animals.

Maybe he wants to run for Attorney General or even Governor one day.

He shouldn’t stand there before the news cameras and tell us that political considerations had nothing to do with his decision to seek the death penalty.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Zakeet

They can “seek” whatever........but I’d bet anyone here, the guy will never be executed.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 10:09:29 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: goldstategop

Yes part of the parasite class (government employees) although one might have an argument that they actually do something useful.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 10:12:05 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: goldstategop
I agree - I’m pro death penalty.

But if it means waiting twenty years to execute a murderer, I prefer life imprisonment

See my FReeper profile for a modest alternative.

20 posted on 04/01/2013 10:43:30 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Syntyr
He should already be dead and buried in a paupers grave with no name on the tomb stone!

How 'bout dead, cremated and the ashes thrown in the nearest dumpster ? Heck, why bother with cremation ? Permanently rehabilitate his rear, and flip him in the dumpster with the rest of the garbage.

As to the prosecutors' decision: Well, duh ?!

21 posted on 04/01/2013 12:31:24 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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