James Holmes Shooting Victim Pushes for Painful Death Penalty

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Carli Richards, a 22-year old who was shot in the back by James Holmes during his alleged rampage in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, wants to see the murder suspect given the death penalty.

In the most painful way possible.

"I think death by firing squad would be totally justified," Richards tells TMZ, showing that site her body's bullet holes. "Just injecting him is painless."

Holmes is facing 24 counts of first-degree murder and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty if he's convicted, as long as surviving victims or families of those killed are in support of that punishment.

"I had enough needles in me that night to know that a needle isn't that bad. I want him to see what it feels like," Richards says of her hospital experience and her feelings on Holmes, adding:

"I wish someone would shoot him and let him bleed out… He shot me with stuff they use to shoot birds and deer. I want him to feel what it's like to feel that helpless."

Both Richards and her boyfriend made it out of the movie theater alive, but this young woman says she's still in pain and her injuries are preventing her from working.

Elsewhere, Steven Hernandez - the brother of late victim Rebecca Wingo, whose mother is suing the theater inside which the tragedy took place - echoes Richards' sentiments.

"Allow the justice system to punish this murderer," he also tells TMZ. "I want to see him sentenced to death and I hope he sits in jail many years waiting to die.

What do you think, readers? If found guilty, should James Holmes receive the death penalty?

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