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A judge accepted James Holmes' long-awaited plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday and ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation — an examination that could be a decisive factor in whether the Colorado theater shooting suspect is convicted and sentenced to die.

The judge also granted prosecutors access to a hotly contested notebook that Holmes sent to a psychiatrist shortly before the July 20 rampage, which left 12 people dead and 70 injured in a bloody, bullet-riddled movie theater in suburban Denver.

Taken together, the three developments marked a major step forward in the 10-month-old case, which at times has inched along through thickets of legal arguments or veered off on tangents.

Holmes faces more than 160 counts of murder and attempted murder, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

He will now be examined by the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, but it's not certain when the evaluation will begin or how long it will take. Hospital officials have said that before they meet with Holmes, they want to review evidence in the case, which prosecutors said totals nearly 40,000 pages.



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King, the defense attorney, told Samour on May 13, without specifying a diagnosis, that “qualified professionals” concluded Holmes wasn’t sane at the time of the shooting.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Jacob Edson told the judge at that hearing that he wanted to know exactly when, after Holmes’s March 12 arraignment, the defense learned new information about the defendant’s sanity. Edson argued that in order to change the plea, Holmes’s lawyers had to show what happened between his arraignment and the May 13 hearing.

Public defenders representing Holmes objected on due process grounds to a provision of Colorado law blocking Holmes from calling witnesses at any sentencing hearing to present evidence about his mental condition unless he cooperates with court-appointed psychiatrists.
Truth Serum

Under state law, psychiatrists can require Holmes to submit to interviews under the influence of a drug popularly known as truth serum, according to Karen Steinhauser, a former Denver prosecutor now in private practice.

The judge who previously handled the case, William Sylvester, ruled that prosecutors may require Holmes to submit to a “narcoanalytic interview” under the influence of “medically appropriate” drugs. Such drugs can enable people to recall something they’re having difficulty remembering.


I have no problem with this ruling. I believe whether he is insane should be investigated. I'll be following the developments.
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I still want to see the surveillance footage of him in the theatre.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist but when you see what his Dad was involved in and who he worked for, as well as testimonies from James Holmes' classmates who say he wasn't a 'loner' and could never see him doing something like this, it just makes me think.

He was a VERY bright kid, a genius basically. I mean, look at this video of him back in 2006:

And then compare that to his whole demeanor in court, he is FOR SURE on some kind of medication, he just looks like he's in another world.

Honestly, I'm not trying to turn this into some kind of conspiracy thread, but something just seem off.

People who have actually done research on this case, please chime in.

Is he on some kind of medication? Has that already been discussed? Because theres no way one day he just woke up and snapped IMO. He was a good kid from what his friends said.
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Originally Posted by JordanXI45 View Post

I still want to see the surveillance footage of him in the theatre.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist but when you see what his Dad was involved in and who he worked for, as well as testimonies from James Holmes' classmates who say he wasn't a 'loner' and could never see him doing something like this, it just makes me think.

He was a VERY bright kid, a genius basically. I mean, look at this video of him back in 2006:

And then compare that to his whole demeanor in court, he is FOR SURE on some kind of medication, he just looks like he's in another world.

Honestly, I'm not trying to turn this into some kind of conspiracy thread, but something just seem off.

People who have actually done research on this case, please chime in.

Is he on some kind of medication? Has that already been discussed? Because theres no way one day he just woke up and snapped IMO. He was a good kid from what his friends said.

Never seen that video. nerd.gif Kind of interesting when you know who his father was. 

 

 

 

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the insanity plea is one of the biggest jokes in our justice system

The justice system is one of the biggest jokes in our justice system.
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Seriously though, why do we have jails?

These individuals should be trained, time to start operation human shield... right... Jails are overcrowded and just cost taxpayers tons of money.
Agreed. What is the trail really for? To give him a chance to explain himself? To get him to justify it? To glorify him more so that others see the amount of attention he gets? It's known that he killed those people with multiple videos to prove it. Give a redneck 5 bucks to take him out back,shoot him, and use him to feed the pigs. Money and time saved.

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it's because it was a setup. they don't want to punish him for doing something he didn't actually do, so they'll let him off. The message was still sent and the effect they were going for, they got.

Is this sarcasm? If not... Would someone explain further
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the insanity plea is one of the biggest jokes in our justice system

The justice system is one of the biggest jokes in our justice system.

Basically. Aren't you going to law school?
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Not surprised. This is America, where highly educated brilliant lawyers are trained to outwit common sense.

They're just going to put him back on the streets so he can kill again.

Not him per say but there will be tons of copy cat killers who will use this legal tactic! Then the Feds will pass a law that will give them the power to kill American Citizens without due process... oh wait....
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Basically. Aren't you going to law school?

On the fences. Depends on which school give me the best deal.
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