POLL: Does James Holmes deserve the death penalty?

Prosecutors announced Monday that they would seek the death penalty against James Holmes, who is accused of shooting 12 people dead at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. last year.

“For James Eagan Holmes, justice is death,” the district attorney for Arapahoe County, George Brauchler, said in court.

However the decision comes as people across the country and working to abolish the death penalty.

What do you think his punishment should be if the court finds him guilty?

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Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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