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Vail Daily letter: Eliminate death penalty

In light of the current events, it is time for Colorado to eliminate the death penalty. I am and I remain a proponent of the death penalty, however, as I and most of us followed the James Holmes story from shots to sentencing, I have never witnessed a crime more appropriately deserving of execution. If a death penalty is not to be used for an individual as heinous as Holmes (and I refuse to dignify him with any salutation), the death penalty only serves to entangle the court system and cost the taxpayers money.

It would be difficult to find a more vile and premeditated act upon totally innocent victims. I can think of no crime that is more deserving of execution.

Steve Katz