Originally Posted by KChiefer
Another reason why some don't like the death penalty is the drawn out process that goes with it that is needed to ensure they don't wrongfully execute someone. There was at least one injured victim from the Aurora shooting that said he hoped they wouldn't pursue death because it would take longer and thus postpone closure, the "healing process."
I am really surprised that they are pursuing death in that case. He seems to be genuinely crazy and I thought that was a strong mitigating factor. I think the prosecutor turned down a plea for life without parole.