"Of course, if your faith believes in redemption, shouldn't they be given a chance to save their soul by asking for redemption if they're "cured"?"
Not everything is known, God judges, although the apostles indicated they would have power of judgement too. The penalty for murder is death in Bible. There is no direct command concerning suicide. Some look on suicide as rejection of God's gift of life, or a lack of faith.
So, what happens when murder is done followed by the suicide of the perpetrator. He paid the penalty for murder, but was there any repentance?
Catholics believe in a purgatory, although such term is nowhere in the scriptures. There's a mention of something like that in an apocryphal conversation between Peter and an early Christian (Barnabas?) and in it Peter says to teach such, even if true, would give some a reason to be less devoted to Christ in this world. Christ himself made an allusion some believe when talking about those tossed into a prison to be released, and in his day at his ressurection those in prison being released from Sheol or Hades. Christ also spoke of Abraham, Lazarus and a rich man, one in a safe place with Abraham, the other in a bad place of torment but able to call out across a great divide and communicate to Abraham. There it was a chasm, but think of a wall, where a good life under good rules is enjoyed on one side, but the other side is a people or nation living under oppression in poverty. Places like that exist even today in our world, although maybe not to the same extent as Hades vs the good place of rest.
Such concept would explain the two judgement conundrum, which is if there's a judgement for each person after death, then why an all encompassing Judgement Day later on when a final determination from the Book of Life is made? There are OT passages about a "pit" and armies which have gone down into the pit to lie there, and to welcome others who descend to the pit for deadly crimes they've committed.
Can a crazy person be absolved at the point of his death for what he just did where there is no time for repentance, or will he do penance in another place till a final judgement? I don't worry about such matters, but I guess if I was related to the person, or someone that was or had been a friend the question might bother me.
Truth is, only God can say for sure and we can only judge in this world those who have done such deeds in regard to the flesh. Once it's beyond the judgement of the flesh for crimes done, it's all out of our hands anyway. As Christ said, "fear not Him who can destroy the flesh, but fear Him who can cast both body and soul into Hades".
What I do know of Adam Lanza is he claimed to worship the Devil and now he's dead. It's quite possible he's with the one he worshipped now.
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