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The Colorado madman who orchestrated a heinous shooting spree inside a packed movie theater in 2012 will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree Friday on whether he should get the death penalty.
James Holmes, 28, who killed 12 people and injured 70 others during the massacre, faced death by lethal injection.
The jury’s announcement came after hearing three months of emotional testimony from survivors — some who were left maimed and confined to wheelchairs — and his family, who had pleaded for mercy on his life.
Turns out, it is cheaper to imprison killers for life than to execute them, according to a series of recent surveys. Tens of millions of dollars cheaper, politicians are learning, during a tumbling recession when nearly every state faces job cuts and massive deficits.
originally posted by: ShadowLink
a reply to: darkbake
It's so expensive to execute people cause they are doing it wrong.
How much would it cost to just take them out back of the prison, make them dig a hole, kneel down and shoot them in the head?
originally posted by: Domo1
If we say that killing is wrong, but we kill killers, how are we better?
originally posted by: DeepImpactX
Overthinking and analyzing something like this just makes it more complicated than it has to be and takes what should be an absolute, and turns it into something subjective.
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: notmyrealname
Just like the Nazis did eh?.
Makes the society who kills criminals as bad as the killers.
An eye for an eye makes everyone blind.