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    Aurora suspect James Holmes should be executed, say prosecutors

    Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 12 people last July at a cinema in the US state of Colorado.

    On Friday, prosecutors rejected an offer from James Holmes to plead guilty in order to avoid execution.

    The 25-year-old is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in the attack in Aurora, one of the worst mass shootings in US history.

    Dozens were wounded in the attack at a midnight showing of a Batman film.

    "It's my determination and my intention that in this case for James Eagan Holmes justice is death," Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said at Monday's hearing, which the accused attended.
    Mr Holmes' parents sat holding hands in the public gallery.

    Prosecution and defence lawyers have agreed that it will take longer to bring Mr Holmes' case to trial, now that the suspect could face the death penalty.

    The trial had been scheduled for August; now a judge has pushed it back to February 2014. But defence lawyers urged the court not to rush to trial.

    "They are trying to execute our client and we will do what we need to do to save his life," defence lawyer Tammy Brady told ABC News. "We are asking the court not to rush this."

    Last week, prosecutors argued that the defence motion for a guilty plea was not valid as a plea deal, but correspondents say such an agreement could still be reached before the case goes to trial.

    Mr Holmes' defence lawyers were expected to argue he is not guilty because he was legally insane at the time of the 20 July shooting.

    But investigators say the former neuroscience graduate student had stockpiled weapons and ammunition ahead of the attacks.

    He allegedly also booby-trapped his flat to explode, in an apparent bid to distract police from responding to the cinema during the shooting.
    Victims and their families said they did not welcome the thought of a lengthy trial.

    Pierce O'Farrill, who was shot three times in the attack, told the Associated Press news agency: "All of us victims would be dragged along potentially for years. It could be 10 or 15 years before he's executed.

    "I would be in my 40s and I'm planning to have a family, and the thought of having to look back and reliving everything at that point in my life, it would be difficult."

    Bryan Beard, whose best friend Alex Sullivan was killed in the attack, spoke of his joy at the prosecutors' announcement.

    "I had a huge adrenaline rush,'' he told the Associated Press at the courthouse. "I love the choice, I love it, I love it... I hope I'm in the room when he dies."

    In March, Colorado introduced new gun legislation to impose limits on the size of ammunition magazines and expand background checks for gun buyers.

    The law bans the type of magazine investigators say was used to fire dozens of bullets in just a few seconds during the Aurora shooting.

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday to highlight the bill as part of a campaign for national gun control measures in the wake of a mass shooting at a primary school in December, in the state of Connecticut.

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    I thought he was a nut case ?

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    give him what he deserves, bring back old sparky and fry the freak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I thought he was a nut case ?
    Pleading insanity is a cop out that has been used for Donkeys years to avoid being responsible for their actions , Burn the Bastard .

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    I think based on public sentiment the prosecutor has to go for a home run and seek the death penalty- considering the obviously deranged mental state of this guy, though, I won't be surprised to see it pulled off the table.

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    And thus we have yet another vivid demonstration of just how uncivilised America's judicial system is and the lumpen sentiments it arouses among the heathen savage as expressed within this forum.

    The man is patently unwell and should be incarcerated for his crimes in a secure mental institution.

    If this man hadn't been able to arm himself with such ease then the massacre would not have occurred.

    Yet another example of poor government and a very, very stupid people.

    Uncle Sam murdered them, the perpetrator was just another hapless trigger.

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    And .......................
    an outpouring of utter bilge from thegent.

    guns are easy to obtain in any country by those who wish to obtain them, uk laws are strict, yet guns are freely available.

    holmes was well enough to graduate in neuroscience, well enough to plan an attack and well enough to booby trap his flat with explosives. this was not an attack by a deranged individual, but by a cold calculating man who knew exactly what he was doing. he chose to act this way.

    the man is not at all mad, he is just plain bad, and of sound enough mind to face punishment for his murderous exploits, he is of no use to man nor beast, and should be executed, thereby ridding society of a burdensome individual and satisfying the victims need for revenge, justice and closure and setting an example for other would be attention seeking miscreants to ponder on.

    what is the point of allowing this man to live other than to satisfy the consciences of the liberal minded and the godfearing?

    the man is a waste of space and a cancer, and should be treated as such. society owes him nothing.

    fry him i say. more volts igor !!!!

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    ^ The whole World said this guy Brevik was a head banger and if he had pleaded insanity and not being responsible for his actions he would have been believed 110% , instead he denied it and explained why he did it ,faced with his testimony he was found to be sane ,Many in the past have pleaded insanity and acted accordingly with an Oscar winning performance to avoid the supreme penalty ,Holmes could well be just another one BBC News - Anders Behring Breivik: Norway court finds him sane

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    What a waste of potential. Acquit him on some technicality, then get some hack ghostwriter to write an 'autobiography' for the freak. Aggrieved victims would provide free advertising in spades.

    It would sell millions of books, and over a million litres of that freaky orange hair dye he likes (sponsoring opportunity for Nivea). The money ungainfully earned could be employed for something useful, such as advertising more orange hair dye, or AR-15 wannabe tough guy soldier type assault weapons. Even the NRA could make money from it.
    probes Aliens

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
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    And .......................
    an outpouring of utter bilge from thegent.

    guns are easy to obtain in any country by those who wish to obtain them, uk laws are strict, yet guns are freely available.

    holmes was well enough to graduate in neuroscience, well enough to plan an attack and well enough to booby trap his flat with explosives. this was not an attack by a deranged individual, but by a cold calculating man who knew exactly what he was doing. he chose to act this way.

    the man is not at all mad, he is just plain bad, and of sound enough mind to face punishment for his murderous exploits, he is of no use to man nor beast, and should be executed, thereby ridding society of a burdensome individual and satisfying the victims need for revenge, justice and closure and setting an example for other would be attention seeking miscreants to ponder on.

    what is the point of allowing this man to live other than to satisfy the consciences of the liberal minded and the godfearing?

    the man is a waste of space and a cancer, and should be treated as such. society owes him nothing.

    fry him i say. more volts igor !!!!
    So, all those serial killers and others currently incarcerated in Broadmoor and like institutions are actually quite sane because in the course of their crimes they could rationalise methodology?

    Seems medicine may well make strides but the intellectually halt and lame among us can only but stumble along in its wake. I rather thought the notion that all insane folk must manifest their mania in bug-eyed, screaming hab dabs if they were to be regarded as genuinely impaired went out with examining faeces and blood letting as diagnostic tools.

    Your subscription to the Daily Mail editorialisation of life seems well up to date,Tax. Well done.

    I rather think you may well yet qualify as an honorary fuckwit septic.

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    Yeah anything in the Daily Mail or Fox News is to be completely ignored olthough many times the left leaning Guardian carry's the same story which of course is never mentioned , funny old world ain't it

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    To construe that from my post is imbecilic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent View Post
    To construe that from my post is imbecilic.
    So can I deduce from that then That every news item in The Daily mail or on Fox news that all members regard as the gospel ?

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    I rather think your powers of deductive reasoning are inversely proportionate to your use of emoticons.

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    Probably would have been better if the boys had immolated themselves.
    I rather think you may well yet qualify as an honorary fuckwit septic.
    welcome to the club.

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    That was quite ANT like, Tax. Are you feeling OK?

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    im fine, but your constant hat changing leads me to suspect you are not.

    the cooler weather in the uk should suit your temperament better, is it long until your departure?

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    Changing hats?

    Iconoclastic perhaps but not inconsistent.

    I have never favoured capital punishment except in the context of decimation to be applied in certain sections of the community but that is an entirely different matter.

    I think we are aiming to quit by early June. Gives us time to wind up our affairs but in truth we are still balancing things out a bit. Our gaff should be ready by July 2014 and it may be better to await that and perhaps sort out a rental before returning. Both of us seem to be in agreement that Britain full time is the better option but with 3-4 months sojourn here in the winter. Maintaining two households where taxation and sundry costs in one country are exhorbitant is a challenge but by letting our des res in Pattaya we may well have a solution that suits.

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    letting our des res in Pattaya
    i hear russians make good reliable tenants, will you be accepting rental payment in roubles?

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    No Russians, no Chinese, no Indians and no Koreans.
    Company let on contract with repairing lease at about 40,000 per month.
    Rental split into three elements;rent, furnishings and facilities with only rental aspect liable to tax.
    Should fund airfares, 3 months stay and savings.

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