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Does Colorado do the death penalty? If so, is the theater shooter getting it?

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Colorado does have the authority to kill for certain criminal offenses, but the prosecution would never win the case. His recent behaviour even before the event points to insanity. If the jury were to decide guilty, the defense would push for a mistrial, since no one in the vicinity is not already predisposed to find him guilty. The trial would need to be outside of Colorado for an unbiased verdict.

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Derek54

idk, but it looks like he's trying to plead insanity though

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I thought the same thing.
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Yes they do in fact do the death penalty, but the theater shooter is desperately trying to avoid it by pleading guilty.

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Colorado does have the death penalty. It was reinstated back in January 1st of 1975 after a ruling that declared it unconstitutional 3 year earlier. James Holmes will probably get the death penalty for what he did but that's only if he is sane. You can read all about it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_Colorado.

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fritzmerde

By all that is right in this world the police should have put 2 in his head immediately. Now his attorneys will get him placed into the nut hut & we'll pay to keep him alive for 60 or 70 years. He's got a 1 way ticket to hell & his trip needs to be expedited

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If doing what is perceived as right leaves nothing left with which to do good, the initial perception was in error.
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@fritz agreed.
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The prosecuter said this morning theyll go for the death penalty but Holmes is clearly trying to go for an insanity plea.

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They do have the death penalty, however they haven't actually executed anyone since like 1977.

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Holy goodness, that's a long time.
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They have the death penalty. I think he has bodies buried elsewhere. It was premeditated so he knew what he was doing. Hopefully the jury will decide on the death penalty and it will be swift.

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