The Colorado Theater Massacre

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On the night of July 20th, 2012, the Colorado Theater shooting took place. It is remembered as the most horrific mass shooting in United States history. The tragedy occurred at the Century 16 in the Aurora Town Center Mall. The shooter is James Holmes a former student of UCD. He carried a rifle, a shotgun, and two pistols, while entering from emergency exit wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest. He was on a mission to kill as many people as possible. The scene will be in the minds of survivors forever followed by shock, misery, fear anger and grief for the victims. As a result, 12 people dead and over 50 injured. Some of the survivors are left handicapped for the rest of their lives, it will never be the same for them. It is also true…show more content…
He did not care if they were children, pregnant women, young or old. The last witness to testify in his case was Ashley Moser. According to the article” James Holmes guilty of murder in Colorado theater massacre; jury to weigh death penalty’ written by Maria La Ganga ‘Moser had just had her first ultrasound; she and her 6-year-old daughter, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, went to the movie to celebrate the new baby”, and now she is paralyzed and in wheelchair. Her little girl is dead and She lost the child she was carrying. This is a case, which should not be forgiven or forgotten. How a human being can do such a thing to an innocent child? Veronica cannot be returned to her mother, she is dead. It is not a secret that there is no worst pain to a mother then loosing her child. In the massacre Ashley had lost two of them. A man who is convicted of this intentional killing must spend life in jail with no…show more content…
But, the story is coming to an end soon. In the article “James Holmes found guilty of murder in Colorado Theater shooting” the journalist wrote “The jury also found Holmes guilty of attempted murder on all of the 140 counts against him for the 70 people wounded in the shooting. Additionally, he was found guilty of one count of possession or control of an explosive or incendiary device”. Life in prison without parole is a punishment while death penalty is only an execution. Death penalty may be too barbaric and too expensive. Hence, life in prison, with out parole in the cell where he will spend most of his days alone. And, thus this is a most acceptable punishment for Holmes. Because all of us will know how long his suffering will be

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