It's a dilemma, isn't it? Whether to save lethal loonies like the Colorado Theatre Shooter from doing themselves in, or give his victims and their families swift closure by allowing him to succeed?
Prison officials report that Colorado Theatre Shooter, James Holmes, the young man responsible for the largest civilian-on-civilian massacre in the history of the United States, "attempted suicide yesterday" by repeatedly bashing his head into the wall of his jail cell. He survived the incident.
That's going to leave a mark, obviously, but in the meantime the misguided effort to off himself also resulted in his inability to come to court this afternoon.
(He's guilty as sin anyway, so what difference does it make.)