Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'He Is Not A Monster': James Holmes' Parents Plead For Son's Life

Huffington Post

The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.
The statement released by Robert and Arlene Holmes emphasized a key legal issue in the tortured history of the case — James Holmes' mental state when he killed 12 people and injured 70 others, and whether he should die if convicted of the crime.
"He is a human being gripped by a severe mental illness," the parents wrote in just their second public comments since the 2012 attack. "We have always loved him, and we do not want him to be executed."


  1. As with Jared Loughner, more killing would not bring justice, or peace of mind, just more deaths.

    1. I disagree. The ultimate payment for his crime will bring peace of mind that there would be no way he could ever commit another crime again.

  2. Yes, but it wouldn't be a gun death so it doesn't count.

    orlin sellers