"I want them to get the death penalty," she told ABC News Chief Law and Justice correspondent Chris Cuomo in February. "So in that sense I care, but other than that I don't, you know, I don't care."
Today, she said, "If they're asking for the death penalty, then they're asking for the death penalty.
"I have faith that a jury of 12 people, of his peers, are going to have no problem finding him guilty," she said.
In early November, Thompson told "Good Morning America" that her daughter's killer would be lucky if the cops caught him or her before she did.
"I can't imagine them not catching him," Thompson said at the time. "I feel like there's a piece of broken glass in front of me, and I've got all the pieces to the broken glass except for this one, huge piece, and that's to catch the monster who did this."
Thompson described her daughter as a beautiful girl who always wanted to help and make people feel better.
"She just always wanted everybody to be happy with her," she said. "So sweet. Hugged everybody."
Somer routinely hugged the crossing guards she met on her route home from school.
Thompson worried at the time that the killer still could be in the community.
"I've thought, 'Please don't let it be one of these people that's come around and hugged me and said how sorry they were.' I've thought, 'I wonder -- when we were doing the candlelight vigils -- if he was out there," she said.
And if it turns out to be someone she knew?
"God have mercy on their soul. And they better be lucky that the Clay County sheriff's office is going to them get them before I can."
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