This will ensure I am globally reviled.
I feel sorry for this guy:
I heard today that Jared Loughner, before he shot innocent people including a congresswoman and a nine-year old girl, went on-line to look up lethal injection. So, I suppose he knew he was going to die. He may have preferred "blue suicide," but it looks like he's taking the long route, the one that ends with the drugs and the table.
Here's what I'm imagining though: I'm putting myself in the place of the schizo kid (there but for the grace of God) and imagining what's in his head. Is there a chance the voices are clearing up now that he has no outside influences? What if his mind clears and he thinks - "Wait - I did what?"
Or, even worse, what if he's found guilty (maybe the jury didn't SEE the mugshot) and he takes anti-psychotic medication in prison, while he waits on death row? And what if that works, he realizes what he did and how crazy it is, and then he realizes what's ahead for him? Or, more probably, he ends up in an institution and they do give him drugs. He'll be like John Hinkley, no matter how sane he gets he'll never get out.
Or maybe I'm not feeling sorry for him, I'm just finding satisfaction thinking he'll be tortured by the realization of what he's done.