Should James Holmes (Batman killing) get the death penalty? Watch
I don't think he should face the death penalty because I genuinely think he is mentally ill. If his plea of insanity is accepted, he will need years upon years of treatment. Either way, I don't think someone who is not of sound mind should face justice in the same way as someone who is.
The problem here is that he may very easily be malingering. To my knowledge, something like only 1% of NGRI's are actually accepted by courts.
Remember, in the legal system, what's defined as a mental illness by psychologists isn't what matters -- he has to be meet the legal definitions of NGRI; not merely be mentally ill.
He could be mentally ill yet perfectly competent to stand trial and not meet the conditions for NGRI.
Yes because it was a horrific crime and caused so much torment and everything to people and the victims who got out alive.
But no because to even do that, he must be ****ed in the head. Really really ****ed in the head.
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Again my opinion, I know that not everyone will agree but hay that's what personal opinions are for.